August 2005 - Posts

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My Sessions for PDC by Bil Simser

Seems like a lot of people are posting the sessions they're attending at PDC this year so why not join the lemmings. Here's my picks that I think I'll stick with. Going to be a busy week but looks like nerd heaven. Mostly slanted towards SharePoint (well...
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Check out SPToolBar by Bil Simser

Caught a posting by Michael Greth on a new (at least I think it's new) release of SPToolBar, a tool put together by James Milne . James is the gent responsible for his only SPSkin tool that lets you build your CSS files for SharePoint Portal Server and...
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Congrats to BONK! by Bil Simser

The Channel 9 guys have made their decision and the decision is good. Bonk has won the Blog'n my way to PDC contest with his excellent entry with his plans to use Avalon (Windows Presentation Foundation for all you zealots). Very cool stuff and check...
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Modifying the Horizontal Navigation Bar in WSS by Bil Simser

Ever wonder what you can do with the horizontal navigation bar in a WSS site? Yeah, keeps me up at night too. There are two ways to modify it: Modify it using a custom site definition via the ONET.XML file Crack open the site in FrontPage 2003 and modify...
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All good things (hopefully) come to an end... by Bil Simser

Well the PDC Blogging Contest is over now and we're all waiting with baited breath on who the lucky ones will be. Like Charlie Bucket, I didn't get the hundreds of referrals as others did as I haven't been in the blog'o'sphere for very long (only a couple...
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Updates to the SharePoint Template Project by Bil Simser

Thanks for the great response from everyone on my SharePoint Template Project . I think it's going to be a great resource and I've already got a few people with things in the pipe already that are coming down for submission. I've made three adjustments...
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Introducing The SharePoint Template Project by Bil Simser

Hi guys, With all the buzz about the recent templates released by Microsoft there seems to be a big "sigh" from the community. Not having custom solutions has been one of the larger gaps in SharePoint but demonstrates that you can accomplish a lot with...
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Fixing InfoPath Forms in Application Templates by Bil Simser

With the recent release of the 30 or so (have to be careful as the number seems to change everytime you look at it) WSS site templates that Microsoft has provided us, some people are scratching their heads wondering why these OOTB solutions are not so...
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John Bristowe crosses over to the dark side by Bil Simser

Just found out my buddy John Bristowe (of Quadrus here in Calgary) has now joined the Microsoft Canada team as the Western Canada Developer Evangelist! Nice job John and well deserved. John had been the Regional Director for Microsoft out here in Cowtown...
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Blogging my way to PDC reminder by Bil Simser

I’m Blog’n my way to the PDC! If you haven’t heard, Channel9 has started a contest where you can win a ticket to the PDC , including an airline ticket and hotel! This is one amazing contest, and all you have to do to enter is have a blog, and post why...
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