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SharePoint Saturdays Some Thoughts– A Follow Up

Paul Schaeflein wrote this yesterday: http://www.schaeflein.net/b... First off Paul is awesome so do not think of this blog post as an attack it is just my opinion. So first off I was there at the first SharePoint Saturday and I knew it was happening well before it happened. I have been an attendee, volunteer, speaker, and sponsor. I have thrown thousands of dollars and effort into these events. I am sold on the idea. Michael Lotter once told me that the whole point of ......

Posted On Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:04 AM | Comments (9)

2011 So Long and Thanks for All the Fish…

2011 started with a bang and ended with a boom for me. Anyway that’s not what I want to talk about in this blog post. I am not looking back I am walking forward. I was reckless with my life for several years and thought it was the best idea to act in a certain manner. I was reckless because I was neglectful of my happiness. I am changing that in 2012. I am instituting a travel policy where I will be traveling only once a month for an event or user group and no more than once a month. That means I ......

Posted On Sunday, January 1, 2012 9:00 PM | Comments (0)

TechEd NA Deep Thoughts

I used to be envious of those people who could go to every conference. I would look on twitter and I would watch the streaming keynotes. I wondered how can I get to these events? Somehow I did it I’ve been to SharePoint Conference, The Expert’s Conference, and Best Practices Conference plus 31 or so SharePoint Saturdays. So now what? Well I finally got to go to TechEd in Atlanta as a HOL instructor. It’s kind of nice not speaking for once and just helping other people out. I don’t have as much pressure ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 17, 2011 10:22 AM | Comments (0)

Recruiters: The Good, the Bad, and the Fugly?

I’ve had this conversation a ton of times with my SharePoint buddies what makes a good recruiter? I have blogged about absolutely abhorring recruiters in general. I don’t hate all recruiters. You can’t use the qualifier “All” for anything, like one of my math teacher’s Mrs. Wildermuth taught me in 10th grade. So which recruiters do I love and which ones do I absolutely never want to interact with again in my life? So here are ramblings on my thoughts to this subject. First off don’t start off asking ......

Posted On Thursday, April 21, 2011 9:19 PM | Comments (3)

It All Started with a Single User Group

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Posted On Monday, October 18, 2010 8:38 PM | Comments (1)

MOSSLover Lives On…

A while back, maybe 6 months, I got some bad news about 2010. Microsoft was removing Office from the MOSS equivalent of 2010, so basically my alias would be obsolete the second 2010 caught on in the community. I thought about it for some time. I had some discussions with friends in the community. I even noticed that the MOSSMan changed his twitter id. I started my blog around a WSS 3.0 project when I worked for LRS in there St. Louis Office in February/March 2007. So I think it’s fitting to keep ......

Posted On Saturday, March 20, 2010 11:56 PM | Comments (0)

Where did my form go in SharePoint 2010!?

So I was working on an intro to development demo for the Central NJ .Net User Group and I found a few kinks. I opened up a form to custom in InfoPath and Quick Published it wouldn’t work. I imed my InfoPath guru friend, Lori Gowin, she said try to run a regular publish. The form was still not showing up in SharePoint. I could open it and it knew my changes, but it would just not render in a browser. So I decided to create a form from scratch without using the button customize form in the list. That ......

Posted On Thursday, March 11, 2010 3:27 PM | Comments (1)

Dazzling SharePoint 2010 with Silverlight Demos All Workie

Hey guys so if you want to download my databinding demos and hello world demos here you go: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069... My slide deck from Virginia Beach alongside my 2007 demos are also posted up on my Sky Drive. The WCF Demos should work. You must remember though that if you are using a cross domain webservice that you need a policy file at the root of your IIS Directory. In the upcoming months as time permits I will post more demos. I’m sorry for the recent neglect ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 20, 2010 11:51 AM | Comments (4)

Where I am Speaking…

Here is a list I have compiled thus far and will probably post as things come up: SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach (January) Baltimore SharePoint User Group (January) SharePoint Saturday Boston (February) Raleigh SharePoint User Group (March) The Expert’s Conference (April) New York SharePoint User Group (May) I am going to attend SharePoint Saturday New York and maybe help out a little. I will probably also attend the Northern NJ .Net User Group and Princeton SharePoint User Group and possibly ......

Posted On Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:03 PM | Comments (0)

Perspective…

Every time around this year we have about 800 blog posts on how great or how horrible or what happened in the year or the decade. The decade is closing and I will say this that it was one of my favorites. I graduated from high school, college, and I started my first real job. I was active in LGBT rights clubs, Interfaith Clubs, .Net User Groups, SharePoint User Groups. I lead the planning of 2 successful SharePoint Saturday events. I attended these events: MOSS Camp St. Louis (2008 and 2009) Tulsa ......

Posted On Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:28 AM | Comments (0)

The Last UG Meeting…

I don’t think it’s fully hit me yet. This past Thursday was the last user group meeting of the year and the last meeting with me present as leader. Next week I am meeting with about 4 or 5 people to hand over the KC Office Geeks. Every so often I look back and reflect on where I have come in the past few years and how I got to this point in time. We have 177 people on the mailing list and an average from 15-20 people at each meeting. When Jeff handed off the group to me we were average 3 people per ......

Posted On Saturday, November 7, 2009 6:16 PM | Comments (0)

Apartment Shopping – No SPS NY

I’m not attending SPS NY (or at least I think I will not attend), so I pulled out my speaker submission. I have two full days with my boyfriend to apartment shop and that weekend should be more geared towards finding a place. I really wanted to attend, but priorities need to be placed in other areas right now. I am considering attending SPS Bham, but I am not fully sure where I will be and if it’s at all possible fully. I may speak at theSSWUG.org VConference again this fall (maybe Omaha SPUG and ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 11, 2009 7:20 PM | Comments (0)

I’m around…Not fully hiding…

So I’ve been kind of busy lately in Omaha…I have a new gig that deals with FAST and SharePoint, but it’s government so I can’t really talk about it. So far I’ve met a person in Omaha related to SharePoint name Kirk Hofer. He is running the SPUG in Omaha. It sounds like it should be fun. Hopefully we can get a few SharePint’s going in the future. I just did our first unofficial SharePint event in KC…We had about 5 people…We might do another next month to see if we can get more if we hold it in Kansas. ......

Posted On Sunday, August 2, 2009 10:45 AM | Comments (0)

What the SharePoint Community means to me…Maybe?

So I’ve blogged about this a lot. If you read my blog you know how I got started. Kansas City .Net User Group and walking up to the right person at the right time plus meeting the right people at the right events that just clicked as good people (Lee, Brian, Jeff, John, Tim, Michael). I guess looking back over the past 2 years (as of this month I believe?) in retrospect would be nice. I was pretty hardcore into World of Warcraft back then without many friends newly moved to Kansas City. Right now ......

Posted On Friday, June 5, 2009 10:27 AM | Comments (3)

Kansas City Office Geeks Meeting this Thursday

This month Howard Davy will be discussing SharePoint Designer Workflows. He was one of the volunteers for SharePoint Saturday Kansas City. He helped orchestrate the event with me and a ton of other people. As his day job he’s a SharePoint Trainer, so this should be a really good presentation. If you guys are in Kansas City and find SPD a little scary. I would show up just to see what it actually can do. We are meeting as usual this Thursday at 5:45 pm at Centriq (8700 Stateline, Leawood, KS 66206). ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 2, 2009 10:26 AM | Comments (0)

Is She Dead Jim? No…

It’s not that I’m avoiding blogging it’s just that I need some non-SharePoint weekends and weeks. I need to just take some time to chill out. I have three weekends off from events and I am just relaxing and kicking back with friends. I am trying to plan out my move a little more. We narrowed down our options to New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Somerset, Highland Park areas in New Jersey. I am a little stressed right now, so taking some time away from my blog and events for a few weeks is something ......

Posted On Friday, May 22, 2009 6:53 PM | Comments (0)

Two Weeks…No Bed…

All right so I exaggerated slightly with the title, but I literally did not see my bed for two weeks. A couple weeks ago was Passover, so I flew to Florida to visit my grandmother. Nothing exciting really, but Passover and fixing bugs. Then my grandmother, her husband, and I flew to Philadelphia to see my cousins. We had a pretty full house. I stayed for about a week and drove into the New Jersey B&R Office. I also spoke at the Philadelphia Office Geeks about Silverlight 2.0 and SharePoint. It ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 1:18 PM | Comments (0)

Silverlight 3.0 and Extended Databinding with SharePoint Controls

I don't really have a break until after SharePoint Saturday D.C. Once the break occurs I am going to upgrade my VM with .Net 3.5 (finally get it to stick). Then I am going to write a WCF webservice that will pull data from profile services and search. Plus maybe some image library information for fun. I want to build a ton of controls using Silverlight as the front end and SharePoint as the back end. Check back here in about a month or so for some interesting experiments. I will probably post these ......

Posted On Monday, March 30, 2009 11:54 PM | Comments (1)

Speaking at KC .Net User Group

I will be speaking about Silverlight and SharePoint at the upcoming KC .Net User Group meeting this Tuesday, March 24th at 6 pm at Centriq (for more information go here: http://www.kcdotnet.com/). This is pretty much the same talk I have been giving with a little bit at the end talking about some changes in Silverlight 3 addressed (like direct XML Databinding). I am not going to show any Silverlight 3.0 demos until after my talk on April 18th in St. Louis. I do not want to break any of my demos right ......

Posted On Saturday, March 21, 2009 5:32 PM | Comments (0)

The Wandering Escapades of the MOSSLover

I must be nuts, because in 6 days (we counted to verify) I was at 8 different airports with connections. Here is a list of every airport I hit: Kansas City Dallas Fort Worth Jacksonville La Guardia Philadelphia Atlanta Dallas Love Field San Antonio Here is a list of all the people that I can remember seeing: AC John Holliday David Broussard Tom Resing Jason Quesada (totally random but a Booz Allen guy) Bob Fox Chris Regan Tom Daly Lee Brandt (yeah he picked me up at the airport but I count it) Jay ......

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:26 PM | Comments (4)

Jacksonville Office Geeks The Last Stand

So Jacksonville Office Geeks is going to draw it's last breathe on Thursday, February, 19th at 6 pm. I get to be the last person to present at the first SharePoint User Group to be dubbed Office Geeks. My topic is another Silverlight and SharePoint Presentation, however by that time I will be unveiling my search control using webservices or WCF that I will start work on Sunday. If you want to sign up to see my presentation here is the Click to Attend Link: https://www.clicktoattend.c... ......

Posted On Thursday, February 5, 2009 4:29 PM | Comments (0)

Why I Try and Help the Community...

So some of you have no idea who I am. I don't even know who I am sometimes. What self respecting 26 year old knows who they are. Anyway, I moved to Kansas City about a year and a half ago and I was depressed when I moved. I had just started to get involved with the St. Louis Jewish Community. I was going to go to start school again, but my job basically was we want to move you to Kansas City and we don't really have other options. I knew how it went. I was 24 years old. I had to move. My boyfriend ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 16, 2008 3:38 PM | Comments (2)

Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search

So I came up with a new presentation based on something I did at Terracon with wildcard search using Patrick Tisseghem's Book on Search. I am going to walk attendees through some basic SharePoint Search Functionality and talk a little about what is missing in the out of the box web parts. Then I am going to show attendees what they can do using the Query Object Model, some ASP .Net Controls, and a GridView to add some more search functionality. Here is a list of the dates and events that I will be ......

Posted On Monday, November 10, 2008 5:46 PM | Comments (0)

Speaking at St. Louis .Net User Group Monday

I will be speaking at the St. Louis .Net User Group About Silverlight on Monday, October 27th at 6 pm. Like the Kansas City .Net User Group they start at 5:30, but it looks like they go until 7:30. It looks like the group holds office at Three city Place Suite 1100 in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Here is my bio and abstract: The Dazzling World of Silverlight using XAML and Expression Blend Silverlight is the shiny new tool that both Developers and Designers can use in harmony. In Expression Studio Designers ......

Posted On Friday, October 24, 2008 8:55 AM | Comments (1)

Upcoming Events and Insightful Post of the Week

I am sorry for the lack of blog love. I am going to try very hard to post something awesome once a week. I have a couple birthdays upcoming, including my friend Leah's and my boyfriend Johnny's. I also have a Silverlight Presentation at the St. Louis .Net User Group on October 27th, then the Kansas City Office Geeks will be meeting on November 6th with a presentation on SharePoint Updates by JD Wade. In between I believe I am going to try and give a how to write a custom wildcard search in SharePoint ......

Posted On Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:57 PM | Comments (0)

Disaster Recovery Book and Stuff...

Thanks everyone for the encouragement...I have about three more chapters and John has about one more to write for the book (yeah I'm the slacker). At the end of the weekend early next week I'm hoping to make that two chapters and then the week after than only one...It's coming along pretty nicely. If anyone is interested in pre-ordering here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Share... I know ......

Posted On Sunday, October 5, 2008 2:44 AM | Comments (0)

How I got Started Programming

One of the cooler people I know, Lee Brandt, tagged me in this blog post: http://www.codebucket.org/a... So here goes... How old were you when you started programming? That is questionable...I started building Websites in HTML on AOLPress, HotDog, and Notepad when I was 15 years old. If you don't count HTML, then I was 16. I wrote a "Hello World" Program on my TI-82 Graphing Calculator in 10th grade. What was your first language? HTML/Graphing Calculator ......

Posted On Monday, August 11, 2008 12:29 PM | Comments (0)

Kansas City Office Geeks August Meeting

Kansas City Office Geeks will be meeting Thursday, August 7th on Windows Workflow Foundation. Jeff Julian is going to present, so it should be good. If you want the official information go here: http://www.clicktoattend.co... If you need to sign up for the newsletter or have any other comments, questions, or concerns go to http://www.officegeeks.org/... or fill out the contact form on my blog and I will add you. I'm open for suggestions. So far we have the sponsors through ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 29, 2008 11:37 AM | Comments (0)

SharePoint Nation...We Need More Midwest Loving...

A friend of mine made a blog post about the lack of conferences in Kansas City. Here is the post: http://www.codebucket.org/a... If you don't know Lee Brandt you need to know him, even if he's not necessarily a full on SharePoint Nation Inductee he's a great developer. He was one of my awesome teammates at Coders 4 Charity. I would like to call him one of my friends in Kansas City. He makes some good points. I also ended up in a conversation with Jeff ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 2, 2008 10:37 PM | Comments (0)

Feature Design at the KC Office Developer User Group

Here is the official information: March Meeting of the Office Developer User Group of Kansas City Title: Features...What is a Feature in SharePoint 2007? Register: http://www.clicktoattend.co... ( Must Register for Prizes ) Sponsor: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. - Food Provider for the March Meeting Presented: Becky Isserman Date: Thursday, March 6th (Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: Food at 5:30pm; Presentation from 6:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Centriq Foss Training ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 4, 2008 10:40 AM | Comments (0)

Calling all people involved in a SharePoint User Group for Any Kind of Help

So I am somewhat involved in a user group that was started a couple months ago by Jeff Julian. This user group was created due to a lack of a SharePoint User Group that deals with more developmental and administrative aspects of SharePoint in the Kansas City Area. (Please stop posting comments about the user group that Daniel Webster hosts. I have no beef with him or his user group it is great for project leads and business analysts. I am not trying to spread hate towards anyone.) So we have some ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:19 PM | Comments (2)

Upcoming Work this Week

This week I wrote yet another console application that will write to an html file and create two tables. It basically reads from a list a specific entry, then breaks up the entry into multiple pieces based on a delimiter. Then it uses a web service to send the information through a stored procedure and writes to an html file. If you are remotely interested in the code I can post it just let me know. I am also working on setting up incoming e-mail. So far I have found a couple entries that all link ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 26, 2008 4:23 PM | Comments (0)

Kansas City .Net User Group Meeting

Tonight is the Kansas City .Net User Group Meeting at Centriq Foss in Leawood, Kansas. The meeting should start around 6:00 pm. The topic is MVC in ASP .Net and Doug Butscher, Jeff Julian, and John Alexander should be speaking tonight. So if you can attend I would highly recommend it. If you really want to you can wish me an early birthday, since my 26th birthday is this Sunday (any presents you want to give me I will not turn down:-D). Hope to see you there tonight! Technorati Tags: User Group Meetings,.Net,Kansas ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 26, 2008 3:38 PM | Comments (0)

Adding a New Survey to SharePoint w/ Alerts and Custom Permissions

At work they wanted me to create a 2 question survey that allowed the users to post as many times as they wanted anonymously on multiple sites. I had created a document library on multiple sites using a console application, but I had never created a survey. They also wanted there domain users to have access to the survey, so that they could post and not delete or edit the surveys plus a couple of alerts setup. The sites already existed and were being created from a template, so I just updated the ......

Posted On Thursday, February 21, 2008 1:22 PM | Comments (4)

Moving My Blog

If you are one of the 11 people who I have noticed on Feedburner that read my blog I have moved it. I am now located at http://www.mosslover.com and hosting my blog on Geeks with Blogs, rather than SharePoint Blogs. I didn't decide to move my blog all at once. It was a gradual decision built on various frustrations. I know it's not Dustin's fault that the templates were no longer available on SharePoint Blogs. I am sure it's not his fault that there was an inability to load screen shots. I love SharePointBlogs.com. ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:56 PM | Comments (2)

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