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Colligo making the SharePoint rounds by Bil Simser

Colligo Networks , makers of Colligo for SharePoint has released their beta 2 version of the product. If you’re not familiar with it, Colligo for SharePoint is a rich offline client that emulates the functions of SharePoint team spaces. The client...
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No post back Web Part connection using the DataSheet View by Bil Simser

Maybe you haven’t seen this trick before so I figured I would serve it up to you for a weekend thing to try. Create a DataSheet view of two lists and with some field to connect them together, drop them onto a page and add connection information...
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Leverage what you have, it really does work by Bil Simser

Almost every day you'll find people complaining about SharePoint and how it doesn't do something exactly the way they want, or it's complicated to use, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. This is pretty much true of any technology and yes, with enough time...
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Hello to the Saskatoon and Regina user groups! by Bil Simser

I had a fun time tonight presenting (via Live Meeting, thanks to Dan !) a level 100 session on developing for the SharePoint platform to the Saskatoon and Regina .NET User Groups . It was a great webcast with a good turnout and we have an advanced session...
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Those crazy Germans and their SharePoint templates by Bil Simser

By way of Michael Greth , those crazy Germans they hosted the first SharePoint Conference in Munich this week with more than 500 attendees. Michael presented 15 new site templates that were created by Microsoft Partners and customers from Germany. These...
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It's official by Bil Simser

Start making room for the new Microsoft Office 2007 System line of products. MS announced the “official” name which replaces Office 12 (and all the other names we’ve been using) in a press pass today. This includes Office SharePoint...
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To Dispose or Close, is there a difference? by Bil Simser

I’m in the giving mood tonight so figured I would fire off one more post before I hit the sack. Last Summer Maurice Prather wrote an entry about when to use Dispose (and leveraging the using clause). This also led to a KB article about this, so...
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TDD and SharePoint by Bil Simser

Chris Chapman has been blogging the past couple of days about using using TDD, NUnit, and SharePoint together. Chris follows some of the very same technique I do (or maybe I’m following him, who knows) as I have my [SetUp] and [TearDown] methods...
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Plumbers @ Work Podcast: Episode #3 - Powered by Infinite Improbability Drive by Bil Simser

Our latest podcast is now online at Plumbers @ Work . We’re just belting out the episodes now that John isn’t traveling the globe pimping Visual Studio anymore. Episode #3 is up and running along with an upgrade to Community Server 2.0 which...
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Followup on Setting up your Development Environment by Bil Simser

I stumbled across a new post by Maurice Prather over at Bluedog Limited which I wanted to comment on here (and I’ve left a similar comment on his blog). His concern was with my post about setting up your virtual development environment . The issue...
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