Year: 2008

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Another Year, Another Reason to Hate Technical Recruiters

Here it is, almost 2009 and I’ve gone nearly the whole year without ranting about recruiters but I just can’t take it any more. Way back in 2006 I penned an Open Letter to SharePoint Recruiters, begging them to stop trying to combine a developer and architect into a single position. A bit later, my […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2008

One of the best parts of my job is being able to travel the world and meet new people everywhere I go. I have so many friends in so many corners of the globe that it’s hard to keep track of them all. While everyone has a slightly different tradition over the holidays, I believe […]

Troubling MSDN Article Content

Kim Nguyen over at Pariveda shot me an email today asking about some confusing terminology in this MSDN article. While I was perusing it, and marveling at how the author was able to completely mixup Site, Site Collection and Web object references with alarming regularity, I noticed the following paragraph: "For example, if you configure […]

2009 SharePoint Best Practices Conferences

This coming year we have not one but two Best Practices conferences on the calendar and the good news is that the folks across the pond are finally getting a chance to participate. The first conference is being held in San Diego, California on the 2nd – 4th of February. The second takes place in […]

Early Impressions of the New MacBook Pro

Since I’m all into this Mac thing now, quite a few people have asked me for my impressions of the new unibody (late 2008) MacBook Pro. Here are my thoughts, in no particular order (thanks to John Holliday for getting me to write these down): Construction – Can you say “gorgeous” about a computer without […]

A Tale of Two Macs

You may have noticed that there has been precious little blogging in this space recently. That’s mostly due to spending the last few weeks trying to get my technology back in line so I could be at least halfway productive. After much gnashing of teeth and cursing the computer gods (both in Cupertino and Redmond) […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2008

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year.  Unlike Christmas, there’s no commercialism, no gaudy, overwrought decoration, no pretense – it’s all about family, friends and lots of good food.  It’s also a time to talk to our children about our unique history, all the things we have to be thankful for, and the price that […]

New SharePoint Administration Book

My buddies and fellow SharePoint MVP’s Todd Klindt and Shane Young have a new book out on SharePoint Administration.  I didn’t even know – nobody ever tells us devs anything.  If admin is your thing then go get it – these guys know their stuff.   (Psst – If you see Shane anywhere be sure […]

Web Interoperability Webcast

On December 16th I’ll be doing a webcast on integrating Windows Live Services with SharePoint.  I can only go so deep in an hour but there’s some good code in there on hooking your SharePoint sites up to use Live ID and such.  If you’re interested, the link just went live for registration.    My […]

Site Definitions – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Recently there has been a great deal of attention devoted to SharePoint Site Definitions in the blogosphere. A month ago I posted an article to the ISPA web site regarding the pros and cons of SharePoint Designer versus Custom Site Definitions. Just a few days ago, Joel Oleson wrote a blog entry lamenting the use […]