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MVP Summit - Day 2 (MVPs, MVPs, MVPs) by Bil Simser

First off, my apologies for those that were tortured in their news aggregators with yesterdays blog entry. It was a long day and I did 4 or 5 separate postings in Notepad throughout the day then a single blog post which was probably the longest one I...
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MVP Summit - Day 1 (Here we go again) by Bil Simser

I'm at the airport waiting for flight AC205 to Vancouver then another hop down to Seattle for the Summit. I have to hand it to Air Canada for the check-in process. It's a slick set of machines that you walk up to, insert a credit card and get your boarding...
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Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 2 Released by Bil Simser

It's here! It's here! Just wanted to let you know that WSS SP 2 is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. You can find the direct download link here . The WSS SP 2 release has substantial supportability improvements including: Support for running...
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Advanced Extranet Support Documentation Update by Bil Simser

A couple of quickies tonight. In preparation for the upcoming Service Pack 2 for WSS (which provides ASP.NET 2.0 support to enable WSS to run on ASP.NET 2.0. but we do not get to use native ASP.NET 2.0 web parts until WSS v3), the online SharePoint Products...
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PDC fallout by Bil Simser

I've finally got caught up on everything that happened at PDC (as well getting my system back online at home). I'm starting a series of SharePoint V3 Deep Dives next week focusing on various new features so stay tuned for that. The week will be cut short...
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It's good to be home by Bil Simser

Back in Calgary after a week in sunny L.A. It's good to be home but took me awhile to get going. When I returned one of my development PCs had decided to do some Windows updating while I was gone (how nice of it) and ended up getting screwed up on reboot...
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PDC Day 04 (Goodbye, Vista Brick Road) by Bil Simser

That's it for this years Professional Developers Conference. It's done like dinner. As I'm writing they just announced that there was a single winning ticket for the L.A. lottery here, which was at $250 million. Yup, that's a quarter billion dollars which...
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PDC Day 03 (T-Shirt Frenzy) by Bil Simser

When there's no more room in Hell, the geeks will scrounge for free schwag. At least that was the scene today as the Channel 9 guys handed out PDC shirts to what seemed like everyone at the conference. The catch with these shirts is that they're all unique...
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PDC Day 03 (The Universal Aftermath) by Bil Simser

All I have to say is a jaw-dropping wow. Not only did Microsquishy rent out the entire Universal Studios lot for the evening for all attendees, they opened up most of the food places (Mel's Diner, Flintstone's Drive-In, Jurassic Cafe, etc.) and provided...
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PDC Day 02 (Here comes the fire hose) by Bil Simser

It's about 15 minutes before the buses start to roll out to Universal Studios where probably everyone is going to be. Microsoft has rented out the entire park for the evening along with all the food places so it's going to be a movie smorgasborg tonight...
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