July 2006 - Posts

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Dead or alive, you're coming with me by Bil Simser

Just a short post today (actually, now that it's finished it's pretty long but there's no much technical content here) as I'm shuffling things around schedule wise and just wanted to let you know where things are. This also talks about...
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It's all about balance in the universe by Bil Simser

Seems a lot of people are scratching their heads at Micrsoft’s move to charge $1.50 per download on the Office Beta . They’re wondering (besides money I guess) what the rationale behind this move is. It’s really quite simple. In the...
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Composite UI Application Block - Soup to Nuts - Getting Started by Bil Simser

I’m currently helping some teams move towards creating Smart Client applications. As part of that move, I’m also introducing them to use the Composite UI Application Block (CAB) which will ease the pain of building the UI, separating it, and...
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SharePoint Knowledgebase Project on CodePlex by Bil Simser

As I mentioned last week, I have a new project in the works. The SharePoint Knowledgebase Web Part that should fill the gap for those looking to build this kind of beast on SharePoint. It has a new home on CodePlex , right next to the SharePoint Forums...
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Doing Scrum with CodePlex by Bil Simser

I thought I would share a little insight into my brain on planning releases for my SharePoint Forums Web Part using the Scrum development process and what CodePlex has to offer to support this approach. As you know, CodePlex is a community site that hosts...
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The Full SharePoint Monty by Bil Simser

A good friend of mine, fellow co-worker, and all around nice guy is now blogging about SharePoint. Monty Grusendorf got setup on SharePoint Blogs a few days ago, but I was waiting for him to post something more than “Hello World” to unleash...
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What's in a name? by Bil Simser

I’m really digging the series of blog posts over at Coding in an Igloo (an Edmontonian) that cover Code Naming Conventions . Normally blog entries are either just talking about one thing (say the naming of classes) while others try to cram everything...
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Model-View-Presenter Pattern with SharePoint Web Parts by Bil Simser

So what’s this MVP thing? Bil’s an MVP so now he’s a pattern? I don’t get it. Well, not quite. Model-View-Presenter (MVP) is a fairly new(er) term for an old(er) pattern in Software Design. Its similar (but not necessarily the...
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Which BDC tool should I use? by Bil Simser

I was a little confused (as I often am) earlier today as I noticed Todd Baginski has put together a tool he called the “ MOSS BDC MetaData Manager ”. Catchy name but didn’t I just hear this tune? There’s a CodePlex project underway...
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Introducing, the SharePoint Knowledge Base Web Part! by Bil Simser

Hey, what's a girl to do when his brain is just cooking with goofy ideas. With more ideas than can fill the Exxon Valdez , but not enough time to do them here's the latest chicken scratch courtesy of your friendly neighborhood MVP. The SharePoint...
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