Hello, Xbox Live…

Well, I’ve been in the Xbox Live team for the past 3 days and my head is swimming!  I had never thought about all the work that goes into keeping Xbox Live up and operational, but now that I’m here and get to see it, it’s pretty remarkable.  There is a large team working around the…


Goodbye, SA-SC!

Starting this Tuesday, I will begin a new job at Microsoft: I am joining the Xbox Live Operations team as a Program Manager.  I have really enjoyed my nearly 3.5 years on the Solution Accelerators Team, but am looking forward to a new challenge.  My job on the Xbox Live team will be to help…


Released: The External Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint!

I’m happy to announce that the External Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint has been released and is now available at http://www.microsoft.com/collabkit.  This toolkit helps you easily deploy a SharePoint-based external collaboration facility at your organization.  Once this facility is in place, end users can quickly create a new collaboration site (using a SharePoint site collection) and…


Windows Server 2008 Security Guide Released!

My buddies down the hall recently released the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide the other day.  This security guide is targeted at the latest Windows Server release (obviously!) and helps you implement the appropriate security settings based on the server’s role. You can access the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide at http://www.microsoft.com/wssg.


Corrected URL for the Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint Beta

In my previous post (since corrected), I included an incorrect link to get access to the beta of the Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint.  The actual URL is https://connect.microsoft.com/SelfNomination.aspx?ProgramID=1657&pageType=1&SiteID=14.  Sorry about that! 


Please download the beta for the Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint

I am happy to announce the beta release for the Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint. We are making this beta release available in order to get feedback from our customers and partners. With your help, we can ensure that the Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint (ECTS) meets your needs. What is the Extranet Collaboration Toolkit…


Thinking of using SharePoint for extranet collaboration? Contact me!

We are looking for beta participants for my current project, a set of guidance and tools that makes it easier to collaborate with people outside the firewall using SharePoint.  If you are thinking about extranet collaboration, please get in touch by using the email link above.  I’d love to discuss this with you and give…


Help us develop a new Solution Accelerator focused on Secure Collaboration

Employees need to share documents with individuals from other companies, such as partners and suppliers. These documents often contain sensitive information that needs to be kept safe and secure. Microsoft SharePoint products deliver the document collaboration capabilities, but many IT departments have been reluctant to use a SharePoint infrastructure with external parties because of concerns…


And then the rains came…

It’s 5:30pm on Wednesday and it’s been pouring down rain for the past 2 hours or so.  This was bound to happen; after all, this is Florida!  I’m hopeful that we’re getting this stuff out of the way so that we’ll have nice weather for the attendee party.


Successful side meeting today

Today I conducted what I would characterize as a very successful side meeting at the Peobody hotel.  The side meeting was focused on secure collaboration, and ran about 2 hours. We got about 60% of the RSVPs that attended which seems to be about par for the course. Generally speaking, the things we were thinking…