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SharePoint and Performance
Here are a couple of links in relation to performance. James Edelen's response to a query about SPS Performance Paul's stress tests and scenarios. Microsoft's clustering FAQ SharePoint Capacity planning - MS Should update this, atleast remove the Beta bits from the content I know there must be a bunch of more interesting newsgroup posting regarding this subject, so if you know any one that is noteworthy please post a comment pointing to it ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 30, 2004 8:08 AM

Paul Schaeflein's blog

Check out Paul Schaeflein's blog

He has a lot of information published that my team learnt the hard way, through experimentation during our project's development cycle.

This is going to be a great benefit to WebPart developers old and new.

Posted On Tuesday, March 30, 2004 7:48 AM

Jims SPS Export Tool
For those of you who want to a scheme to get documents out of SharePoint on a scheduled basis, check out Jim's SPSExportTool

Posted On Tuesday, March 30, 2004 1:48 AM

A side thought
got this in the mail. Whoever originally wrote this I salute you. > A UK magazine recently held a competition, inviting its readers submit new > high fundamental scientific theories on ANY (Any means...ANY) subject. > > Winner (Subject: Perpetual Motion) > ---------------------------... > When a cat is dropped, it always lands on its feet, and when toast is > dropped, it always lands buttered side down. Therefore, if a slice of > toast is strapped to a cat`s back, buttered ......

Posted On Monday, March 29, 2004 4:42 AM

McNealy - Open Source Java is unlikely
"During a news conference at the FOSE 2004 show in Washington, McNealy said it is unlikely Sun will open-source Java. According to a report by Government Computer News, McNealy spoke of IBM's invitation to Sun to join Big Blue in developing an open-source implementation of the Java platform. " This is the bit I Like "According to the report, McNealy said: "Go open-source with DB2, and then you can tell me what to do with my assets," referring to IBM's popular database system." Full article is here ......

Posted On Friday, March 26, 2004 12:54 AM

Gamespy tech review HalfLife Models
Gamespy has a recap of the technology behind the really realistic models in HalfLife 2, which was demoed at GDC.

Posted On Friday, March 26, 2004 12:35 AM

Netcraft - ASP.NET overtakes JSP and Servlets

I would have expected this to happen sooner, but atlast it has happened. heres the scoop at

Posted On Thursday, March 25, 2004 9:01 AM

Its been so long since I checked up on my latest feeds, things have been keeping me busy. Well its partially work, and partially trying Frozen Throne, and since I really got into FT I'm really weak.hmm heres a thought, being a guy who plays too much with Microsoft Technologies, and a guy whos eagerly awaiting "Longhorn", out of loyalty do I play orcs, and go Taurens??? :)Anyways had a quick chance to skim through the latest happenings around the net and this caught my eye.San Fransisco hosted the ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 24, 2004 7:04 PM

Restoring Deleted files
I had this requirement recently; i.e. the need to restore a single deleted file from a backup.Heres the newsgroup thread discussing the options available for such a scenario.But heres the update. AvePoint have released a backup solution for SharePoint 2003 that can provide per item backup and restore ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 24, 2004 4:49 PM

Real Network's history from CNET
CNET has an article on the hiccups Real Network's has faced through its life. Just a note to this - A long time ago when I was an intern my current employer wanted to prototype “some” streaming technology that would be usefull in broadcasting presentations for internal use. Back then Real Networks had better compression and buffering that Windows Media technologies. One of the little reasons amongst others, why Real was not chosen as the technology ......

Posted On Monday, March 15, 2004 10:58 AM

Pool tutor site
Not in the category of any of my usual posts, but if anyof you are into playing pool then you might find the following site informative.

Posted On Monday, March 15, 2004 7:45 AM

Hit 24 and counting
Reached another milestone in my life last Frdiay (milestone??? - oh well something like that) Funny thing is looking back to the earlier years, its kind of depressing (lets say mildly depressing) realizing that you are not where you imagined you would be at the age of say 16. Let see at 16, I would have imagined myself at 24 being a Technical Lead or doing some really cool software development like writing the next generation protocol, or writing some revolutionary p2p application, or even being ......

Posted On Monday, March 15, 2004 7:43 AM

One of those SharePoint FYI things

Thanks to WebDAV it is possible access SharePoint sites as NT Shares in the form of \\<ServerName>\sites\<SiteName>

But just fyi it doesnt work on the Windows2003 box, and sometimes not on the rare WinXP box. The usual resolution is this.

Posted On Monday, March 15, 2004 7:36 AM

ASWV - Another SharePont Workflow Vendor

SmartLibrary from Nintex looks quite good.

Their product gives some cool extensibility to SharePoint. They also have the neat feature of defining workflow within SharePoint's web gui.

Check out their screen shots on the site.

Posted On Tuesday, March 9, 2004 11:47 AM

SharePoint Customization is back up
Hey, Good news, SharePoint customization is back up. And they have got a whole load of new resources. Here are the list of the site Cascading Style Sheet Guide for Windows SharePoint Services Code Library and Samples Demos, Presentations, and Webcasts Free Trials and Developer Resource Kits Frequently Asked Questions How-to Articles Product Information RSS Newsfeeds SDKs Templates and Tools Tips and Tricks Tutorials and Training Web Parts and Packages White papers ......

Posted On Monday, March 8, 2004 9:53 AM

Introducing Thom Robbins

Came across Thom Robbins' blog titled SharePoint Tips & Tricks blog today.

Posted On Friday, March 5, 2004 4:50 PM

Whitepaper for SharePoint newbies

This article was in Windows Platforn newsletter today (could be older, but I only read the mail today).

Its a very good resource to give a quick heads-up orientation of SharePoint

Posted On Friday, March 5, 2004 4:23 PM

SharePoint's WebServices

Mike Gunderloy has a nice article describing the use of the WebServices of SharePoint.

There is also this MSDN article on the usage of the List Data Retrieval WebService

Posted On Tuesday, March 2, 2004 5:00 PM

Mads Nissens article on the Areas Template

Patrick points to Mads Nissens blog.

I came across his blog today along a compltely different track. I was searching for some stuff regarding CAML and came across his article on customizing the Areas Template.

Hes got a bunch of good links at the bottom of the article.

Posted On Tuesday, March 2, 2004 10:06 AM

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