Merry Christmas….yo ho ho greetings from all at Microsoft!

Dear Friend & Business Partner, I would like to thank you for all your hard work and passion in 2007 – the SharePoint business has seen tremendous growth in the last year at Microsoft and this can be attributed to you our loyal partners. From knowing many of you personally and having worked with all…

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Upgrade tips for SharePoint 2003 to MOSS 2007

  Some useful links for your MOSS upgrade work: Run the pre-upgrade scan tool (Office SharePoint Server) Migration and Upgrade Information for SharePoint Developers – http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905505.aspx Migration and Upgrade Information for SharePoint Server 2007 (Infrastructure orientated) – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/bb421259.aspx And for gradual upgrade options (http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/0c0e7bb9-8a81-4007-824b-688e8eba23ff1033.mspx?mfr=true) Yo ho ho

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Fancy experiencing MOSS 07 in a Test Drive – then register here!

  Microsoft would like to invite our customers to a free one day Enterprise Search workshop, delivered by a technical consultant, designed to present attendees with a solid understanding of Microsoft Enterprise Search capabilities. The workshop will provide an effective evaluation of the Enterprise Search functionality and benefits in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and…

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SGi and Ansys Webcast on Compute Cluster – momentum building!

Your research and engineering designs require more complex engineering simulations than your desktop or deskside system can handle. It’s time to move to an integrated engineering solution created by the team of SGI, ANSYS and Microsoft. SGI, the company that invented high-productivity systems for scientists and engineers, brings you the SGI® Altix® XE server. Microsoft…

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SGi ramp up the power on their HPC Offering with WCCS!

I love it when months of discussion starts to kick in with some focussed marketing from someone like SGi! Check this out:   Two turnkey configurations available: Altix® START Altix® POWER ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Altix® START – Euros 2,900*The low cost configuration with which to start your compute cluster. Ideal for: One or more users A rich set…

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More technical posts on Search Express…thanks to Dave Overton!

Some nice ‘how to’ posts from Dave Overton here all around Search Express – I do want to make it very clear that I had just put the finishing touches to an MSDN article all around the more technical side of Search Express   actually no, you all know there isn’t a technical bone in my…

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Analyst and Press quotes on the recent Free Enterprise Search announcement

  A collection of nice quotes from the weeks news around MSS: Microsoft Unveils Free Enterprise Search: “Information workers waste as much as 9.5 hours each week on searches that don’t turn up the right information, which can add up to millions of dollars in lost productivity every year,” said Rob Gray, Microsoft’s UK SharePoint…

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Microsoft Search Server Demo here…!

Check out the Search Server Demo by clicking on the logo above and the full press release here.

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Microsoft Search Server Launched – Free Version Available!!

Okay so finally I can talk about something that has been brewing here for a very long time! Today we have announced the release of the release candidate for Microsoft Search Server the really exciting bit is the release of an Express version which for those of you familiar with Microsoft terminology means a free version….

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