Blogs and Wikis becoming more recognized in business

I’m a big fan of blogs and wikis, tools built into Microsoft SharePoint. I recently found two great examples and a new White Paper that I’d like to share. Liz Elizondo, a San Antonio SharePoint User Group Member shares a great example of SharePoint wiki use from her experience. They transferred Operations Manuals on CD ROM to a wiki with a few issues, but to great response. My brother Mike works at Marriott and we recently had a great discussion

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Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint – Webcasts

Silverlight enables rich integration with SharePoint through web service hooks. And, Patrick Tisseghem made some great Screencasts before he passed. I heard his voice while watching a couple of the Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint webcasts from the Aug 19 2008 release. It was bittersweet. Highlights Codeplex doesn’t allow links to documents, so go to the Beta 2 release page to download the 5 screencasts available for Beta 2 or the two available for RTM Screencast for Sample 1 Patrick narrates

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Choose your own session: SharePoint Saturday Boston

I I’m speaking at SharePoint Saturday in Boston on March 14th, but the sessions have not been determined. If you like any or all of the sessions I submitted, listed below, email sharepointsaturday@live.com to let the organizing committee know. They will choose one or more for me to present and your input will help. If you have a better idea for a session or something you’d like to see included when I speak, add a comment or email me at

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My SharePoint BlogRoll

A Matter Of Degree http://amatterofdegree.typepad.com/a_matter_of_degree/ http://feeds.feedburner.com/AMatterOfDegree Aidan Garnish http://aidangarnish.net/blog/ http://feeds.feedburner.com/aidangarnish Andrew Connell [MVP MOSS] http://andrewconnell.com/blog/Default.aspx http://feeds.feedburner.com/AndrewConnell Arpan Shah’s Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/arpans/default.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/arpans/rss.xml Attis on SharePoint and More… http://wssguy.com/blogs/dan/default.aspx http://feeds.feedburner.com/Attis Ben Curry – CISSP, SharePoint Server MVP http://mindsharpblogs.com/ben/ http://mindsharpblogs.com/ben/rss.aspx Bill Baer http://blogs.technet.com/wbaer/default.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/wbaer/rss.xml Blog – René Hézser http://www.hezser.de/blog http://feeds2.feedburner.com/renehezser Blog of an overweight SharePoint addict http://www.myfatblog.co.uk http://www.myfatblog.co.uk/?feed=rss2 Bob Fox’s SharePoint Blog: Posts http://bobfox.securespsite.com/FoxBlog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx http://feeds.feedburner.com/BobFox Carsten Keutmann http://keutmann.blogspot.com/ http://feeds.feedburner.com/CarstenKeutmann Chris O’Brien’s blog http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/ http://feeds.feedburner.com/ChrisObrien CleverWorkarounds http://www.cleverworkarounds.com http://www.cleverworkarounds.com/feed/ CodeJedi.NET http://blogs.msdn.com/williamcornwill/default.aspx http://feeds.feedburner.com/CodeJediNET Daniel Webster http://mindsharpblogs.com/daniel/

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SharePoint Unit Testing Guidance and Typemock

Back in August, 21apps blog featured an article highlighting the Microsoft Patterns & Practices Guidance on SharePoint. It’s an excellent resource. One of the first things on their list is Unit Testing. Andrew also highlights their video on unit testing with a third party product called Typemock Isolator, read more below. Since that time, a number of other developments have occurred. The SharePoint TypeMock Wrapper on Codeplex had a September 21 – 2008 release Isolator for SharePoint was announced November

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Followup to SharePoint Contacts List on a Map from Google

In the Mapping Part 2 Comments, I received two questions I’ve been meaning to get back to. Can you do this if your list has latitude and longitude? How do you add the name to the popup? Latitude and Longitude The first step in modifying my example for latitude and longitude is adding the fields. First I go to List Settings: Then I create the latitude column: Repeat for Longitude. After creating a Collection on maps.live.com with my contact cities,

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Windows SharePoint Services 4.0 named and breaking changes

In the first vNext news since my SharePoint 2010 post, Microsoft has identified Windows SharePoint Service 4.0 by name in a CustomListView knowledge base article. In addition, the Pre-Upgrade Checker that links to the Knowledge Base Article naming the new version identifies a number of breaking changes. Breaking Changes Avoid Custom List Views Gary Lapointe’s analysis suggests avoiding custom list views in Features as they may break. Custom Field Type Warning Also from Mr. Lapointe, "if you are creating custom

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Number 69 on Joel Oleson’s Twitter List

I’m number 69 on the Top 100 SharePoint Twitters! It’s ironic because my feedburner stats show most of my SharePoint Blog traffic coming from twitter. Really, twitter has been the best way to get the word out about my SharePoint content and I’m a happy user. I also enjoy following my younger brother and some friends and automatically updating my Facebook status through Twitter. So overall, I’d be happy even if I didn’t make the list. My overall twInfluence may

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Custom Field Type Webcast from San Antonio SharePoint User Group

Travis Lingenfelder gave a presentation today by Live Meeting for the San Antonio SharePoint User Group in the place of a December meeting at a physical location. He explained and demoed the Regular Expression Validator example from Todd Bleeker’s SharePoint Development Book. I noticed Travis was recording, so hopefully we can make it available to those who could not attend. Figure 1: IP Address example from the webcast For more information on Custom Field Types in SharePoint, follow the links

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Two Topics: SharePoint Hands On Labs and SharePointReview.com

If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out the recently updated Windows SharePoint Services Hands on Labs, you might be interested in their recent integration with Visual Studio 2008. Not only is it integrated with the new version of VS, it integrates with the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2008 Extensions. Very cool and a great introduction to what is new in both updates! Take advantage of the Virtual Labs, Mike Walsh has the best list. If

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