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TechEd US 2008 IT Professionals, Final Thoughts

Well, it’s finally over. My two week marathon stint at TechEd has come to a close and I’m so happy to be out of here that I would do a dance if I had any energy left. I spent so much time on my feet and walking back and forth across the mammoth OCCC building […]

TechEd US 2008 IT Professionals, Day Three

Another day on booth duty. Not much excitement here but the motorcycle giveaway by Avepoint drew a pretty big crowd. The SharePoint Nation is well represented in the exhibit hall; the only partner zone banner hanging this week was for SharePoint. I didn’t take a formal survey but it seemed as if there were at […]

TechEd US 2008 IT Professionals, Day Two

The worst part about being an exhibitor at these events is that I don’t have any time to spend at the Office TLC or at breakout sessions. My day is completely consumed talking to customers about Sonar and trying to find small snippets of time to eat; which, considering the deplorable quality of food this […]

TechEd US 2008 IT Professionals, Day One

Tuesday kicked off TechEd 2008 North America IT Professionals week. Attendance is fantastic, with nearly 10,000 people attending from all around the world (that’s an unofficial estimate; I’m sure Microsoft will publish official numbers after the event). We’re exhibiting in the SharePoint Partner Zone, talking to everyone we can about Sonar. A lot of people […]

TechEd 2008 Developer Speaker Idol Videos

Well, it was bound to happen.  The TechEd Online team has started posting videos of the Speaker Idol competion from last week.  If you have absolutely nothing better to do, or you just need a good laugh, you can watch me go toe-to-toe with the other competitors in the semi-finals here.  I’ll post a link […]

TechEd US 2008

As usual, TechEd 2008 has been a complete whirlwind. This year the conference is split into two tracks, one for Developers this past week and one for IT Professionals next week. Instead of blogging day by day, I thought I would break down the highlights of the week. SharePint by Night Monday night Andrew Connell […]

Sonar Standard Version 1.1 Now Available

It’s been an interesting few months since the release of the first version of Sonar. We’ve had thousands of downloads, lots of good press, and a great deal of interest from SharePoint developers and administrators around the world. Like any first version, Sonar had a few rough edges, and we’ve been working diligently to fix […]

Off to TechEd US 2008

I’m busily trying to wrap up all my loose ends before heading off to Orlando for TechEd US 2008. As usual, I’ll be filing daily reports on the various goings on, both at the show and at all the after-hours functions (see this post for a list of activities). Unfortunately, I will be working the […]

Timer Jobs, Alerts and the Daylight Savings Time Hotfix

Not too long ago I had a problem with MOSS timer jobs delaying execution until an hour after they were created.  I was puzzled, as the farm I was working on was a clean install of slipstreamed SP1.  After some searching, I found the KB941422 post-SP1 hotfix.  The install was no walk in the park […]

SharePoint After Hours Is a Hit!

Thanks to all who attended our first SharePoint After Hours session at the D/FW SharePoint Community meeting last night. It was a very interactive group and we went deep on building features and solution packages. A special thanks to Phillip Wheat, Microsoft Architect/Developer Evangelist, for his assistance, advice and insight. For those who attended, be […]