My First Prediction for the New Year: Why Access Services Will Be a Big Hit in 2010

As we prepare to close out 2009 it is normal for people to start looking forward and make predictions about things in 2010. Here at Microsoft, 2010 will be another huge release year for us with new versions of SharePoint, Office, Visio and Project scheduled to be released in the first half of 2010. While…


Best of SharePoint Conference Coming to Waltham, MA in February 2010!

Couldn’t make it to Vegas this year? Best of SharePoint Conference Comes to You! This event is being offered in February 2010 exclusively for Microsoft Northeast region enterprise customers. Details are below. Please contact me or your Microsoft Account Manager for more information on how to register. Keynote & Office/SharePoint 2010 Overview – Presented by…


Upcoming SharePoint 2010 Events in December for Microsoft Northeast Enterprise Customers

Over the next 2+ weeks I will be involved with sessions on SharePoint 2010 at numerous events in the Northeast area: Wednesday, December 2 at the Gilbane Conference Boston event: Helping out the SharePoint product team in the “The SharePoint 2010 Experience” hands on labs. Tuesday, December 8 at the Beyond Tech-Ed event in Rochester,…


Content Posted from the “Realizing SharePoint as a Development Platform” Event

Todd Mancini has posted the presentations from our “Realizing SharePoint as a Development Platform” event here on his blog. Please stop by Todd’s blog to check these slides out. If you’re going to be in Rochester, NY on December 9 please register and attend the event there.


Public Beta Released for SharePoint, Office, Visio and Project 2010

Today at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC), Microsoft announced the release of the public beta of Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010, and Office Web Apps for business customers.  You can now download the beta at More details on what is available in SharePoint 2010 can be found here in my…


SharePoint and Office 2010 Developer Training Courses on Channel 9

Yesterday, Channel 9 launched two new training courses for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 created by developers for developers.  Channel 9 has always been about giving direct access to the engineers and future technologies from Microsoft, and now we’re extending this successful formula to bring you training that will allow developers to get started on…


SharePoint as a Development Platform

While preparing to present my 2 sessions at the “Maximize Your SharePoint Investment: Leverage It as a Development Platform!” events that we’re doing for Northeast enterprise customers in Waltham, MA (November 19) and Rochester, NY (December 9) I continue to be amazed at how rich and robust SharePoint is for configuring and developing custom solutions….


“Learning Snacks” for SharePoint 2010 Now Available

Want to quickly learn about SharePoint 2010 products in preparation of the new Beta release? Try these new “Learning Snacks”; bite-sized online readiness courses provided by Microsoft Learning, on the following subjects: Developing Solutions with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Microsoft SharePoint 2010 enables developers to build rich solutions easily, rapidly, and efficiently. This Learning Snack demonstrates…


TechNet Webcast Series: SharePoint Internet Business

TechNet Webcast Series: SharePoint Internet Business Wednesdays at 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, 200-Level Partner-hosted Webcasts Tune in and learn how you can use Microsoft SharePoint for Internet Business to help you build your public-facing portal.  In this series, you will learn from experienced partners  how to create secure, dynamic web presence with personalization, rich…


SharePoint 2010 Announcements at the SharePoint Conference Today

What a day here in Las Vegas! Earlier today we publicly unveiled SharePoint 2010 at the SharePoint Conference (SPC). There is such a positive energy, buzz and excitement from the 7,000+ customer and partner attendees. Today’s events included the announcement that both SharePoint and Office 2010 will enter the public beta phase in November. Not…