Month: October 2007

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Tilting at Knowledge Base Windmills

I’m probably going to take some flak for this but sometimes you’ve just gotta stand up and shout when you see officially sanctioned advice that appears to have come right out of left field.  I’m referring to KB944105 – How to customize application pages in the Layouts folder in SharePoint Server 2007 and in Windows SharePoint Services […]

Another Entry in the SharePoint Application Platform Debate

Spence Harbar has a great new entry in the SharePoint Application Platform debate that’s been raging here, here, here, here and here.    Spence’s first point says it all:   "WSS v3 provides a really quite ridiculously large collection of core application framework services or infrastructure plumbing, all for free and all to an extremely […]

DFW SharePoint Community Meeting Nov. 6th

Author and fellow SharePoint MVP Bill English will be presenting at next month’s DFW SharePoint Community meeting.  This is a great opportunity to meet Bill and win some cool prizes so be sure to put it on you calendar.   NOTE: I will be at the SharePoint Connections conference in Las Vegas so keep an […]

Tulsa TechFest, Day Two

With a bit of a hangover from Oktoberfest (did I really drink nearly two pitchers of beer by myself?) I stumbled my way into Day Two of the Tulsa TechFest. The first presentation from Corey Roth was on MOSS Search and the BDC. Corey showed how to create BDC definition files both manually and with […]

Tulsa TechFest, Day One

I arrived a bit late in the morning and missed the opening Keynote on Silverlight by Jason Zander and Sean Alexander. The SharePoint track started with Richard Oltmann from OakTree Software. His topic was "Preparing for SharePoint 2007", which primarily covered planning for a new SharePoint deployment. This is a really good topic and I […]

Creating a Custom Meeting Workspace Site Definition

Heather Solomon posted an article recently regarding the difficulties of customizing the Meeting Workspace templates.  I agree with Heather that there is really only one reliable way to do this with any level of automation –a custom Site Definition.  Not too terribly difficult but if you’ve never done it the process can be a bit daunting.  So here’s […]

Flame and Ye Shall Be Flamed in Return

I was all geared up to author a scathing respone to this ridiculous post but I was struggling with some way to write it without using the words ‘idiot’, ‘imbecile’ and ‘moron’ all in the same sentence.  Sometimes, I just can’t get beyond the urge to reach through my computer and slap the bejeezus out […]

Fancy a Pint, Vegas Style?

Now this is right up my alley.  Andrew Connell has wisely offered to arrange an after-conference get together at the Coral Reef Lounge in the Mandalay Bay Hotel on Tuesday, November 6th from 6-8PM.  If you are planning to attend the SharePoint Connections conference in Las Vegas, you absolutely must stop by and hang out.  […]

BinaryWave is Hiring Sales Engineers in the UK

Wow, what a year it’s been.  Business is booming both in the States and the UK.  So much so that we need additional sales-oriented staff to help manage customer opportunities throughout England, Scotland, and Ireland.   If you are a customer-oriented sales engineer type with solid SharePoint experience who is comfortable interfacing with both business managers and developers, then […]

SharePoint Licensing Links

Perhaps the greatest area of confusion we encounter on a daily basis is the topic of SharePoint licensing.  End users don’t understand it, VAR’s have a hard time explaining it, and even Microsofties get lost in MOSS Licensing Land from time to time.  Here are some links to help sort things out.   Microsoft Links: […]