Why use a Director?

An excellent post I came across on an internal discussion today: http://blogs.technet.com/b/dougl/archive/2009/04/26/the-ocs-director-component.aspx   The Director Component in OCS: Traffic Flow, Authentication, and Use Cases Over the years, I’ve seen a number of different discussions about the directors, what they do, how they behave, and when we should use them. This post summarizes what I believe…


Blog MS updates to Productivity software

from: http://blogs.technet.com/b/blogms/archive/2010/08/09/blogms-weekly-articles-published-2nd-august-2010-to-8th-august-2010.aspx Office Applications  Office Access  Website | RSS Feed Power Tip: Use explicit objects when referring to Excel in code  – 16-Sep-2010 Building a Soundex Search for Access Web services  – 15-Sep-2010 Power Tip: Pin Access applications to the Windows 7 taskbar  – 13-Sep-2010 Office Excel and Excel Services  Website | RSS Feed Become…


SharePoint in Hero sessions!

HERO September 2010 Sessions Session Topic Presenter Date Time Location Virtualization – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Mahmoud Magdy Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:00 – 3:00 Microsoft, Smart Village Security – Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 Ahmed Ezz Tues Sep 28, 2010 10:00 – 3:00 Microsoft, Smart Village Development – Advanced ETL using SQL Server…


Ready your users on SharePoint 2010

Here’s an excellent post by Nate Baum on his blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/natebaum/archive/2010/06/27/microsoft-productivity-hub-2010-coming-soon-to-a-download-center-near-you.aspx One of the common questions I heard as a consultant when SharePoint 2007 launched was “how can we train our users?”  Companies want a simple, inexpensive way to provide basic training, feedback, and build momentum with their launch of SharePoint or Office deployment. Companies…


IE9, SharePoint and HTML5

With the release of IE9’s public beta, I decided to look at the impact on SharePoint 2010. Here’s a good post from Jie Lie’s blog that says it all. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/opal/archive/2010/06/14/what-s-the-story-for-html5-with-sharepoint-2010.aspx Should you have any questions, please feel free to post them on his blog or mine.