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MOSS 2007 Training Portal Released
MS has recently released a Business User training portal which can be installed on SPS and offers course-like environment where every user can track the completion of chapters/sections that focus upon various portal tasks. Im glad that MS has finally catered to something that should have been catered to long ago. I have had the personal opportunity to install, play & present it at a client engagement and I must confess that the simple idea of having your own course is fabulous. The IT has no ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 18, 2007 2:37 AM

Google Knol vs. Wikipedia
My opinion so far about every Google initiative is that they do it better than most and almost always accompanied with a sizeable business strategy to backup the product. Latest in their offerings is their version of wikipedia: Knol is different because it credits and pays the authors and by the same token makes them accountable too thereby offering at least a bit more realiability than free-form authoring ~Smile~. I am very interested in seeing how the accountability comes into play. Accuracy of ......

Posted On Monday, December 17, 2007 7:13 AM

iPhone, gPhone (Android), sPhone?
After iPhone, few other names have been making frequent rounds of the internet recently. Since I am an early adopter of iPhone and majorly interested in gPhone and any other variants I thought I might as well jump in and clarify some terms and/or miconceptions at play here. iPhone as you may already be aware is an actual phone running a stripped down version of the famous Mac OS X. The iPhone has gone through many firmware upgrade ever since its introduction a while ago. In North America, Apple has ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 12, 2007 2:37 AM

MOSS Service Pack 1 Released
If you have deployed or are in the middle of a MOSS deployment, SP1 should be of major interest to you. It addresses many of the product issues that your team may have realized during the implementation/configuration of the platform. Personally I have experienced two issues which would be resolved by SP1: Editing of documents crashes with multiple versions of Office installed Send to Link in the context menu of the document mutilates the link in the email body For more information, please refer to ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 11, 2007 9:23 AM

What is Microsoft SilverLight?
Its a runtime to... support Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere (WPF/E) support browser based applications offer comprehensive (or more) features of JavaFX, Adobe Flash, AJAX components execute C#/VB.net code (it includes .Net 3.0 CLR) for a laundry list of features refer to http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/... What its NOT.... A silver bullet Animations in applets What the future is like for Silver Light remains to be seen; instead of repeating ......

Posted On Monday, December 10, 2007 11:31 AM

Thoughts on Enterprise MOSS Portal Roll out
Since I am currently leading an enterprise portal rollout, I wanted to share a few thoughts on whats there in such effort that does not meet the eye. Political factors aside, strictly on the technical end there are a few creases that need to be ironed out early in the project and some of those are Identifying the Portal stakeholders (could be different from project stakeholders) Targeting the audience that defines the portal strategy and involving them Requirement Gathering from the enterprise and ......

Posted On Thursday, December 6, 2007 9:23 AM

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