Month: October 2008

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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 […]

New SharePoint Blogger Rajesh Satluri

Friend and fellow devhead Rajesh Satluri has (finally!) begun blogging on SharePoint development topics.  Rajesh is a Senior Architect at Argus Software ( is almost entirely his work).  I’ve worked with Rajesh several times on various projects and he’s one of the smartest SharePoint devs around.  I’ve been pestering him for years to get a […]

SharePoint Designer Workflows, Tasks, and the Annoying “Access Denied” Error

As most of you know, I try to avoid SharePoint Designer like that creepy distant relative at family reunions who always gives you the heebie-jeebies. But lately we’ve had some clients who insist on doing everything "out of the box", so I’ve had to grit my teeth and, with great trepidation, fire up ye old […]

Tulsa Techfest 2008, Day Two

Today is the second and last day of Tulsa Techfest 2008. The day started with Dennis Bottjer talking about SharePoint performance. He had some good tips for architects and administrations and event hit on some development topics. The second Birds of a Feather session went well, with my old Chicken Dancing buddy Steve Walker sitting […]

Tulsa TechFest 2008, Day One

Tulsa TechFest 2008 kicked off today at the OSU Campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This year saw a big upswing in attendance with over 800 registrations – if this keeps up, David Walker will have to take over the entire campus to make room for everyone. There are 17 different tracks, covering everything from eMarketing to […]

MVP Again!

For whatever strange reason, the Powers That Be have decided that your humble Cowboy is deserving of being a SharePoint MVP for another year. I’m honored to be part of the big, crazy, dysfunctional family that is the SharePoint MVP group, at least until next October (or until they catch on that all we really […]