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[Guest Post] Thu, May 29: MVP Consumer Camp at Square One Mississauga

And now a (slightly edited) message from our sponsors: The first Canadian MVP Consumer Camp will be held at the Microsoft Store at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga on Thursday, May ...

[Guest Post] Thu, May 29: MVP Consumer Camp at Square One Mississauga

And now a (slightly edited) message from our sponsors: The first Canadian MVP Consumer Camp will be held at the Microsoft Store at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga on Thursday, May 29 th from...

So you want to be a technical writer. . .

Writing is a little like presenting in that many people with much to share are great at communicating informal conversations and e-mails, but have a basic fear with either presenting, or with the pros...

SharePoint Conference Keynote with Bill Clinton

Writing to you today from the mid-front of the room at Microsoft's SharePoint Conference 2014, where Bill Clinton is about to deliver the keynote. As the clock ticks the embargoes are over and reports...

SharePoint Conference Keynote with Bill Clinton

Writing to you today from the mid-front of the room at Microsoft's SharePoint Conference 2014, where Bill Clinton is about to deliver the keynote. As the clock ticks the embargoes are over and reports...

Review: Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside and Out

It is a common misconception that cloud-hosted services and infrastructure (SaaS and IaaS) are turn-key propositions that require less skill than self-hosted platforms to plan, deploy, operate and ma...

How to get your SharePoint dog to hunt.

[In response to a question on #SPYAM I wrote this update of an article form 2010 titled "The Relative Effort of SharePoint 2010 vs. 2007." -Eli.] SharePoint is the best demo-ware ever, and that is w...

How to get your SharePoint dog to hunt.

[In response to a question on #SPYAM I wrote this update of an article form 2010 titled " The Relative Effort of SharePoint 2010 vs. 2007 ." -Eli.] SharePoint is the best demo-ware ever, and that is...

How to Start a User Group

At this year's SharePoint Conference there was an active Community Zone where people could learn more about user groups, MVPs, and current events in the SharePoint community. I ans...

Starting a User Group

At this year's SharePoint Conference there was an active Community Zone where people could learn more about user groups, MVPs, and current events in the SharePoint community. I answered questions in t...

Our Toronto Mayor

If our ex-mayor coaches football the way he runs City Hall it probably goes something like this. . . Coach: All right team, this is the league final, the game we've played so hard to get to all ...

Recent SharePoint 2010 Books [CanCon]

Here in Canada, and particularly in south Ontario we're lucky to have an exceptionally strong SharePoint community. With the publication this month of Ruven Gotz's Practical SharePoint 2010 Informatio...

Recent SharePoint 2010 Books [CanCon]

Here in Canada, and particularly in south Ontario we're lucky to have an exceptionally strong SharePoint community. With the publication this month of Ruven Gotz's Practical SharePoint 2010 Informatio...

SharePoint Summit 2012 - Thank you!

Thanks to Danny, Reza, all the speakers and the rest of the team for hosting another great SharePoint conference in Toronto. Also a shout-out to the SharePoint Blues Band for putting on...

SharePoint Summit 2012 - Thank you!

Thanks to Danny, Reza, all the speakers and the rest of the team for hosting another great SharePoint conference in Toronto. Also a shout-out to the SharePoint Blues Band for putting on a great show T...

Search: are you willing to manage it as an application?

The question was asked, "how hard is it to configure FAST and what does that effort give you?" The none-too-helpful answer is that with every search product you get what you give. FAST happens ...

Revisiting an 8 year old post on cookies and opt-in

Common Sense and Opt-In: http://weblogs.asp.net/erobillard/archive/2003/05/08/6680.aspx  Eight years ago I wrote a brief piece on cookie management proposing that preferences be remembered by def...

Revisiting an 8 year old post on cookies and opt-in

Common Sense and Opt-In: http://weblogs.asp.net/erobillard/archive/2003/05/08/6680.aspx Eight years ago I wrote a brief piece on cookie management proposing that preferences be remembered by default w...

Thoughts on SharePoint Application Pools, Recycling and "JIT Lag"

What are Application Pools?   Application Pools are a .NET construct, and each pool represents an instance of the Common Language Runtime (CLR) executing managed .NET code. Each application ...

Thoughts on SharePoint Application Pools, Recycling and "JIT Lag"

What are Application Pools? Application Pools are a .NET construct, and each pool represents an instance of the Common Language Runtime (CLR) executing managed .NET code. Each application pool in IIS ...

Toronto SharePoint Camp 2011 - Thank-you!

The 5th Annual Toronto SharePoint Camp was last Saturday and it was another terrific success. Thanks to the TSPUG executive committee and the small army of volunteers who made it happen, and to the sm...

Toronto SharePoint Camp 2011 - Thank-you!

The 5th Annual Toronto SharePoint Camp was last Saturday and it was another terrific success. Thanks to the TSPUG executive committee and the small army of volunteers who made it happen, and to the sm...

Windows Phone 7 and Canada

I love my Samsung Focus and I don't know why it isn't the most popular phone in Canada. WPCentral reported today on the lacklustre support of Canadian carriers for the WP7 platform. Basical...

SharePoint 2010 Workflow for Multiple Items (Architecture)

I had the question today of whether SharePoint 2010 supports  workflow on multiple items, since Groove's workflow apparently supported multiple items and that model disappeared when Gro...

SharePoint 2010 Workflow for Multiple Items (Architecture)

I had the question today of whether SharePoint 2010 supports workflow on multiple items, since Groove's workflow apparently supported multiple items and that model disappeared when Groove Workspaces w...

Drag and Drop for SharePoint

Fellow Infusionite Oguz Demirel just published a super-cool CodePlex feature that makes any SharePoint library drag-and-droppable, introducing: Drag & Drop for SharePoint.   The Codeplex page...

Drag and Drop for SharePoint

Fellow Infusionite Oguz Demirel just published a super-cool CodePlex feature that makes any SharePoint library drag-and-droppable, introducing: Drag & Drop for SharePoint . The Codeplex page has s...

How to: Build a Server Core Domain Controller

When I started putting together my standard virtual machines for development and demonstrating SharePoint 2010, I wanted to have a domain controller that I could share and use for ...

How to: Build a Server Core Domain Controller

When I started putting together my standard virtual machines for development and demonstrating SharePoint 2010, I wanted to have a domain controller that I could share and use for any new image. That ...

This weekend: SharePoint Saturday Toronto

Wow, this Saturday offers 21 sessions in 3 tracks, all for free. Given the billable rate of this speaker list, this has to be the best bargain you'll see for a while. And I'm going to go ahead and re...

This weekend: SharePoint Saturday Toronto

Wow, this Saturday offers 21 sessions in 3 tracks, all for free . Given the billable rate of this speaker list, this has to be the best bargain you'll see for a while. And I'm going to go ahead and re...

Fix available to protect SharePoint servers from ASP.NET vulnerability

Today the fix shipped to remedy a cryptographic ASP.NET vulnerability. The update is listed as Important, and it is strongly recommended that this security update be applied to all IIS servers includi...

Fix available to protect SharePoint servers from ASP.NET vulnerability

Today the fix shipped to remedy a cryptographic ASP.NET vulnerability. The update is listed as Important , and it is strongly recommended that this security update be applied to all IIS servers includ...

How to protect SharePoint servers from the ASP.NET vulnerability

On Friday an ASP.NET vulnerability was announced at an Argentine security conference, Microsoft posted Security Advisory 2416728 within a few hours, and by early Saturday morning Scott Guthr...

How to protect SharePoint servers from the ASP.NET vulnerability

On Friday an ASP.NET vulnerability was announced at an Argentine security conference, Microsoft posted Security Advisory 2416728 within a few hours, and by early Saturday morning Scott Guthrie describ...

The relative effort of SharePoint 2010 vs. 2007

SharePoint 2007 was the best demo-ware ever. Its like going to the pet store and seeing a great dog that does backflips all kinds of tricks and it really is a smart dog and it does all those tricks ...

Register Today for the Toronto SharePoint Camp: Saturday, March 20

The third annual Toronto SharePoint Camp will deliver over 20 sessions by the best Canadian and international SharePoint experts on a wealth of topics. Whether you're a developer, server administrator...

Toronto SharePoint Camp 2010 - Call for Speakers

The third annual Toronto SharePoint Camp is scheduled for March 20, 2010 . To be considered, please read the Call for Speakers ( attached to this post , below) and submit your abstract(s) using the fo...

How to Build a SharePoint 2010 Development Machine (Part I)

I was going to hold off on posting this until the public beta drops, but anyone preparing for the drop will want to get the right hardware, OS and optionally virtualization in place now. Then when the...

Tonight: First looks at SharePoint 2010

First Looks at Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Presented by Savash Alic , Principal Specialist SharePoint TSP, Microsoft Canada Join us for a special live meeting on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 wh...

SharePoint Testing Strategies

Someone recently asked about test plans and how to test components during development so you can be comfortable they'll perform well when hosted on large farms. The short answer is that you want to cr...

Controlling SharePoint 2010 Deployment in VS 2010

The default experience when you press F5 in Visual Studio 2010 is to Create, Build, Package and Deploy your solution, all at once, automagically, pretty cool. As long as you don't want to control that...

Extending SharePoint 2010 tooling in Visual Studio 2010

Extensibility points Already had: Macros, add-ins and packages New extensions based on MEF VSIX model simplifies distribution and deployment VSIX Package A zip package Contains am .XML manifest Instal...

Announcing the Mississauga SharePoint User Group

Look out TSPUG, there's a new user group in town! Led by Ray Outair, all the pieces are finally in place and the first meeting is: This Monday from 6 to 8:30 at Microsoft Canada's Mississauga office !...

At the SharePoint Conference! (includes keynote announcements)

I'm in Las Vegas this week for the SharePoint Conference , where today marks a new era for everything SharePoint. And with the fantastic rate of growth in the use of SharePoint, that means that today ...

Eli's SharePoint 2010 Resources

SharePoint 2010 Resources: The Beta Version Bookmark this page! Today we're still in "pre-release" mode, some come back and watch us grow. Between the SharePoint Conference 2009 and the public beta ...

SharePoint Web Part Error: "Could not load the required type"

Solution: Declare the class public. I mean seriously, you missed that? More surprising than not getting any hits for this message on Bing or Google is not catching the problem myself for the past [ins...

Building and Packaging SharePoint Solutions

In my last post I described a strategy for: Planning SharePoint Solution Packages . In this post we'll construct a sample solution template, use that template to construct a real solution, package thi...

Toronto SharePoint Saturday coming up July 11, 2009

If you havent registered yet for Toronto SharePoint Saturday then you ONLY have a couple days left until the event. The schedule has been posted on the site and can be downloaded directly: SPS TO Sche...

Eli's SharePoint 2007 Resources

What's Here Welcome to my list of SharePoint 2007 Resources! This is a hub for SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 Resources with two advantages: All resources are hand-picked and vetted for quality, and each...

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