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Want a review copy of SharePoint Foundation Inside Out?

#SPC11 – Are you a blogger? Would you like a free copy of the newest book on SharePoint from Microsoft Press? Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out which I am a co-author on will be available through the O’Reilly Blogger Review program in the next week or two. My co-authors, the editors, publishers and I would love to hear what you think about our new book! If you’re not familiar with the program, O’Reilly provides select titles of recent book

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My take on SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out

Follow @Resing for background on the book I use twitter with the name @resing and I am actively promoting the book on twitter and on my blog http://tomresing.com/blog Why I contributed to this book I wrote this book because my friends and family want to know more about what I do in my day job. So much of my time is spent with the technical details behind the scenes of great SharePoint deployments, but it’s the people looking at that

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SharePoint Mapping Mashups Reprised

Last night, I gave the Mapping Mashups in SharePoint 2010 presentation to the San Antonio SharePoint User Group. Most of the presentation was demo and I performed the demo steps live on a new site I created under sasug.net at http://sasug.net/sasug Pictured above is a screenshot of the demo site after I added some detail. You can find all the demos live on the site, the code I used, the presentation slide deck and even a picture taken of the

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SQL Master Data Services at SALSSA

I attended a San Antonio League of SQL Server Administrators (SALSSA) meeting last night. The presentation was on SQL Server Master Data Services which are a feature of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, but kind of hidden. The presenter, Garrett Edmondson, specializes in Business Intelligence using the Kimball Methodology and works for a small group doing R&D for Tribune in San Antonio. It was clear from his presentation that there is one book on MDS and it’s a must read

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Windows 8 Tablets Are Live Today

Update 8PM: The developer preview link is live and appears to be working. My 3.8GB download says it will be done in 25 minutes. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/ This news has the potential to change life as a Microsoft oriented Software Developer fairly quickly. Windows 8 Tablets are live, at least 5000 or so given away at Microsoft’s Build Conference. Engadget has one of these Samsung Slate Devices and recorded a video using one: http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/13/windows-8-f​or-tablets-hands-on-preview/ They did a full hands on review of

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Map your tweets with Creepy

Since early 2010, I’ve visited about 10 states and a few different cities in Texas. Do you find it creepy that people can tell that about me from my twitter account? Apparently the author of the program named “Creepy” does based on his name for the app that generated the picture above. Personally, I find it pretty cool that I can map out all the places from which I’ve shared information on twitter. If you’ve attended my Mapping Mashups in

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Some SharePoint Development Machine Options

It’s almost a year after release of SharePoint 2010 and momentum is still building around the platform. If you’ve worked with previous versions, but are just coming around to 2010 today, you’ve got some great options for getting up to speed quickly. If you’re a developer, you probably need more than the average SharePoint professional Do you want to build on bare metal, in VMWare, HyperV or use the cloud? The quickest way anymore is to use cloudshare.com. I’ll make

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User Profile Property and Property Mapping Troubleshooting

Working with a remote server today, I thought it would be helpful to see some information about the User Profile Properties without being able to see the server. Rather than ask the on site administrator for a bunch of screen shots, I decided to use PowerShell and the SharePoint API. The User Profile Store and a Deprecated Method The first sample code I came across used the deprecated method UserProfileConfigManager.GetProperties. Using this carry over from SharePoint 2007, you can still

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SharePoint Conference 2011 is going to Disneyland

I wonder how many people caught the Live Chat on the Microsoft SharePoint Team’s Facebook page today. I missed the chat but noticed in the transcript some interesting details. First of all, Microsoft is renting Disneyland for a SharePoint Conference Party on the Tuesday night of the event. Only makes sense being in Anaheim, right? Other than that, I didn’t see much new in the chat. Eric kind of dodged a question by Rick Taylor about mobile, one about Skype

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SharePoint Development Path from 2007 to 2010

Update 6/2: Jeff Deverter posted a 13 minute interview with me on SharePoint Development recorded before the presentation. Update 7/3: In the video above, Jeff asked when to look for the new updates to the SDK and Friday the SharePoint Product Team announced the 2nd big update since initially publishing the Developer Guidance last July. In the same announcements was a link to the new SharePoint 2010 Development Video Center containing two videos from fellow MCM Vesa Juvonen who is also an MCM Instructor.

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