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SharePointless One man's experience with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies September 2008 Entries
SharePoint's Hidden Gems
In a previous post I linked off to Sahil Malik's blog, where he demonstrated the use of the URL protocol for working with SharePoint's RPC methods to export a list's XML definition. Well, since he let the cat part way out of the bag on one of my oldest and best trick, I figured I'd let it all the way out, showing off perhaps my favorite gem of the SharePoint API. There is an awful lot you can do with the RPC methods that make up owssvr.dll. For example, Sahil's post shows you how to get the configuration/definition ......

Posted On Thursday, September 25, 2008 8:29 PM

SharePoint Best Practices Conference
Earlier this week I attended the first SharePoint Best Practices Conference just outside Washington, DC in McLean, Virginia. The event was organized by Mindsharp, who at this point needs no introduction (or even the hyperlink) as the leading provider of SharePoint training here in the States, and maybe the world. The conference was partially driven by the release of a fairly new book from the Microsoft Press, MOSS 2007 Best Practices. The book is pretty good, too; much better than the Administrator's ......

Posted On Friday, September 19, 2008 10:27 PM

Mentorship Part I
After re-introducing my blog, the real topic I wanted to expound upon this evening is mentorship and its importance to both personal and professional development. First I would like to define mentorship in my own words and then distinguish it from simply teaching. I would define mentorship as a collaborative learning process, whereby one individual provides guidance, leadership, and knowledge to someone of lesser knowledge and/or experience for the common good of both individuals. Teaching is simply ......

Posted On Friday, September 12, 2008 10:22 PM

I'm Back.
So, I used to have a pretty decent blog about my love-hate relationship with Microsoft's SharePoint Products & Technologies. I gave praise where praise was due, and I slammed our boys from Redmond for some things that I felt were egregiously poor, whether in terms of quality control or lack of vision. Then I decided to make a career move to a different company, so I sold out and deleted all my old blog entries. Well, that was a while ago, and now I'm back. However, I have decided to change the ......

Posted On Friday, September 12, 2008 9:15 PM

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