Month: September 2008

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Tulsa Techfest 2008

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkin patches are springing up, the stores are full of Halloween costumes, the Polka bands are warming up for Oktoberfest, and Tulsa Techfest 2008 is only a couple of weeks away. This is a great event held over two days on the Tulsa campus of Oklahoma State University. There’s […]

The Hidden Value of Communities

  NOTE: This is a cross-posting from the ISPA web site. Original article located here. As someone who travels around the world speaking to community organizations of all types and sizes, I’ve often been asked, and even wondered myself, about the true value of community.  Why do we do it?  What benefits does it provide?  […]

TechEd TechTalk – SharePoint Different Views

During TechEd 2008 North America, ASP.NET MVP and good friend David Walker asked me to join him in a recorded discussion on SharePoint and social networking. As many of you know, I’m not a huge fan of Social Networking implementations (to be clear, I support the concept just not the way it has been implemented […]

User Groups Growing Like Crazy

As many of you know, I split my time between the US and UK, supporting both my local user group in Dallas/Fort Worth and the SharePoint UK user group. The UK group is the largest in the world and has just surpassed 4,000 registered members (by way of contrast, the DFW group has almost a […]

SEF 2008, Day Two

One of these days I’m going to learn not to stay up all night drinking and hell raising when I have presentations to do the next day – but apparently I haven’t learned this lesson yet. Fortunately, my first presentation, From .NET to SharePoint – Introduction to SharePoint Programming for .NET Developers, wasn’t until 10:20; […]

SEF 2008, Day One

Yesterday was the first day of the SharePoint and Exchange Forum 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden. As it turns out, fellow MVP Todd Klindt was on the same flight to London with me and, since we had a night over with nothing to do, I insisted on taking him around Soho for the first time. I’m […]

SEF 2008 Presentations and Code Samples

I’m presenting two sessions at SEF 2008 in Sweden – an introduction to SharePoint for .NET developers and performance optimization in SharePoint development.  The presentations and code samples can be found here:   From .NET to SharePoint – Introduction to SharePoint Programming for .NET Developers [SEF2008]   Full Speed Ahead – Developing High Performance Applications […]

In Memory of Patrick Tisseghem

On Wednesday, September 3rd, fellow MVP and all-around SharePoint guru Patrick Tisseghem died from heart failure while in Sweden to teach a course.    Patrick was a good friend of mine (and many others in the SharePoint community) and we are all in mourning.  It is hard to imagine the SharePoint world without Patrick.    […]