Tip o’ the Week #11: SharePoint alerts

Some of us use RSS, many of us use SharePoint, but all of use email. Did you know that you can combine these three great technologies to keep you up to date on what other people are doing? Most areas of SharePoint allow you to request to be alerted when things change – in this…


Ferrari powered by Sharepoint

I noticed that the Sharepoint case study for Ferrari today, posted at the end of July – link here. The case study includes a cool video hosted in a nice Silverlight player – looks really slick and well worth a look, especially if you’re one of the Tifosi or just  like Ferrari road cars. On…


Seadragon begets Silverlight "Deep Zoom"

There’s a headline that might baffle… Seadragon Inc was a Seattle-based software company who had done a load of work on handling vast quantities of imagery and being able to manipulate the data in real-time, on-screen. Microsoft acquired Seadragon and has been beavering away behind the scenes to finesse the technology further and to integrate…


Microsoft launches "Online" hosted services

In an attempt to clarify the whole online software branding, with “Live” being consumer oriented and “Online” being aimed at businesses, Microsoft launched a new service recently, but that may have gone unnoticed (what with other launch events such as PerformancePoint Server for business intelligence, or the Unified Communications launch of OCS and Exchange SP1 etc). The…


Live Writer beta 2 releases

I only really started blogging “properly” when Windows Live Writer (WLW) beta first shipped… it’s been a really user-friendly tool for blogging, for a whole load of reasons. The WLW team has just shipped a new beta which has a nice UI polish, some great new features (like inline spell checking) and other interesting stuff…


WSS Site Admin Templates now online

The second wave of releases for the Windows Sharepoint Services v3.0 templates (being referred to as the “Fabulous Forty” in some quarters … anyone remember the Nifty Fifty?) is now online… Server Admin TemplatesAbsence Request and Vacation Schedule ManagementBudgeting and Tracking Multiple ProjectsBug DatabaseCall CenterChange Request ManagementCompliance Process Support SiteContacts ManagementDocument Library and ReviewEvent PlanningExpense…


Sharepoint Services v3.0 Application Templates

I noticed the other day that the first batch of templates have been published for Windows Sharepoint Services v3 – the free team site application that’s been upgraded dramatically as part of the Office 2007 release wave. There are some interesting site admin template apps published on the Application Templates site, along with some details…