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Tangible Thoughts SharePoint, MOSS? and all the other questions July 2005 Entries
Introducing Heather Solomon
I came across her blog when going through the Newgroup trying to be a good samiritan. She blogs SharePoint, MCMS, and Web stuff (my cup of tea) ......

Posted On Friday, July 29, 2005 11:43 PM

The World asks what Vista will do for gaming
A couple of blogs and online magazines asked the question "how will Vista be with games?" "But the big news, obviously, is the new OS. "When people want to show off what Vista and DirectX 10 can do, people will be showing off games. That's what [Microsoft's] executives do," says Wickham. Most will have to wait for a big consumer unveiling of the new OS this coming January at CES, yours truly was on-hand to see Windows Vista in action." - Microsoft's Lisa Sikora, Product Manager for Windows Gaming ......

Posted On Friday, July 29, 2005 6:54 AM

Knowledge Lake Connect for SharePoint
One of my readers, Nelda Wong left me a link to the following 'cool SP Utility' "KnowledgeLake Connect is a configurable desktop application that enables users to easily index, store and retrieve any document, within any desktop application to SharePoint. KnowledgeLake Connect eliminates the conventional multi-step, manual process that standard SharePoint constructs require, replacing it with a fully integrated and automated solution" Link: Thanks for the link ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 27, 2005 4:48 PM

Cool Tool, .NET Component Inspector
A MVP colleauge of mine sent me a link to this tool. Its pretty neat. It gives you a GUI from which you can dynamically invoke methods on .net assemblies via reflection. Link: ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:37 PM

Mouse Over Dom Inspector
Recelty a colleague was looking for a freebie IE DOM inspector. ( yes this is for SharePoint Javascript work ;) ). He hasnt found one yet but came across this cool link. That one shows the DOM tree when you mouse over an element - pretty cool - could be effective for CSS debugging ......

Posted On Monday, July 25, 2005 11:02 PM

CaveDigital's XML Form Previewer WebPart
Every other SharePoint blogger by now must have already praised CaveDigital's XML Form WebPreviewer WebPart So I am going to do it as well. Pedro, good job on the release. I am sure a lot of us SharePoint Developer types would be exclaiming a sigh of releif, esspeically becuase you will be saving them the trouble of explaining why each user would need to install InfoPath otherwise. Here is a link to the Product: ......

Posted On Thursday, July 21, 2005 11:21 PM

Mads introduces Power Aggregator
Mads posted about Power Aggregator from OmniSys, JOPX, Mike Walsh, and whoever is maintaining a list of SharePoint utils, thats another one for you. Personally I think this good. Having information rollup is something that is very critical to the SharePoint story. If it is not it should be, because what sells SharePoint is not only collaboration but also information sharing, and you do not always want the information on a teamsite to stay only at that teamsite. More often than not that information ......

Posted On Monday, July 18, 2005 2:15 AM

SharePoint NewItem, Upload form0 and pre-setting values through JavaScript.
Recently we had a need to autofill some dropdowns in an upload form based on query parameter. Sounds pretty easy right? After all, this just involves adding some JavaScript onto the page to pick something from the query string (lets say an index for convenience), then manupilate the DOM to set selected item index of the html "<Select>...</Sele... corresponding to the choice field you desire to the value obtained from the QueryString. But the only problem is, this is SharePoint and things ......

Posted On Sunday, July 17, 2005 9:11 PM

Age of Empires might be going MMO
Wow. How cool would that be. Everybody's fave strategy game (well not every body, but I am pretty sure most of us have played AOE at sometime or other) might be having a MMO target in its future according to this article. I think they can actually do it. From the screens and videos I've seen of AOE3, I would say the engine is almost there. Just a bit of tweaks etc and that should be fine. Work that might need to be done is the MMO environment, Communication, Server etc. Check it out: ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 12, 2005 9:24 PM

Google Invests in Broadband over Power Lines company

Came across this news item whilst suffing online.


Posted On Monday, July 11, 2005 5:33 AM

SharePoint On-Demand WebCasts on SharePoint Hosting, Capacitiy Planning, Performance etc.
I came across 2 good On-Demand Webcasts at Microsoft Webcasts that detail how Microsoft hosts its SharePoint insfrastructure, how the manage capacity planning, performance, and detail out best practices for your SharePoint Portal Server infrastructure TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Does SharePoint Portal Server Hosting (Level 300) TechNet WebCast: SharePoint Performance and Capacity Planning Best practices and Lessons Learnt (Level 300) Here is another one worth looking at for your SharePoint ......

Posted On Saturday, July 9, 2005 6:23 PM

James is Blogging Again
Hey, did you guys know that James is back? Well neither did I. Its not like his back, but he has a new blog up at mindsharp. No longer He is sorta/kind back here: His last post on March 25 2005 was on stress testing SharePoint. Woah, he is getting 6 RPS. Jim u need to look at your box there ;), you might have a problem there. By the way that is actually a good question. Anyone interested in claiming there Stress test results for SharePoint along ......

Posted On Monday, July 4, 2005 9:22 AM

Chis Donahue on the Future of Windows Gaming
Game Daily has an interview with Chris Donhaue, group manager of Developer Relations for Windows Graphics and Gaming Technologies. The interview is at Here is a few interesting tidbits BIZ: The next version of Windows (Longhorn) is supposed to be more console-like in that it's going to eliminate the need to download drivers and installing games will be easier. What can you tell us about Longhorn as it relates to gaming?CD: ......

Posted On Friday, July 1, 2005 9:15 AM

NCSoft on the Up
When it comes to MMORPGs there are several titles out there. But 3 titles actually reign. World of WarCraft, EverQuest and GuildWars . Lately I havent heard much about EQ. WOW used to reign supreme, holding the #1 spot on the's user rated games list. But the new kid on the block, GuildWars has kicked it off its top spot. Then recently there was this snippet on a gamespot article. "... a large number of designers assigned to the project had left Blizzard for NCsoft, ..." On the flip ......

Posted On Friday, July 1, 2005 3:14 AM The Open Source Heretic
Via Owen Allen In a Forbes interview with Larry McVoy, McVoy seems very convinced that Open Source as a business model is unsustainable. Go read ......

Posted On Friday, July 1, 2005 3:14 AM

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