October 2006 - Posts

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Tyler Butler... SharePoint Style! by Bil Simser

Tyler Butler isn't a mythical enigma created by The Narrator and played by Brad Pitt in Fight Club . He's a program manager on the Web Content Management team. These are the guys who are bringing all the CMS stuff into SharePoint and making it an ECM...
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The Programming Manifesto... brilliant! by Bil Simser

If you're the type that prints out the Agile Manifesto and slaps it on your cubicle to evangelise to anyone who walks by, then head on over to CodeBetter.com . Jeremy Miller has put together what he calls The Programming Manifesto and it's simply...
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TestDriven.NET 2.0 RTM, what are you waiting for? by Bil Simser

In this crazy age of monthly (and sometimes weekly) CTP builds, I see that Jamie Cansdale released the RTM version of his highly successful (and arguably the best damn add-in for Visual Studio hands down) of his TestDriven.NET tool. The screenshots kick...
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41 times around the Sun is a charm by Bil Simser

Yes, today I turn the big "4-1". I guess it's bigger than turning the big "4-0" but it doesn't feel like it (although turning 40 didn't seem like it either). I'm not really sure what a 41 year old man looks like, but many people comment I don't look 40...
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Please help us keep SharePointKicks alive! by Bil Simser

Okay, I know I haven’t posted a lot of SharePoint content lately and I won’t go into the million and one excuses for it but I wanted to reach out and see if I could get a little help keeping our SharePointKicks site alive and, well, kicking...
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Simplifing the Scrum prioritization process, part deux by Bil Simser

It never ceases to amaze me that as freakingly smart I think I am, how stupid I appear when someone like Ron Jeffries steps into the conversation. He suggested an easier approach to prioritization that Kent Beck and Ward Cunningham taught him: Write the...
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Using a simplified Analytic Hierarchy Process with Scrum by Bil Simser

I was having a discussion tonight with Mrs. Geek and we were chatting about prioritizing and estimating in projects. Yeah, it’s an odd relationship when you talk about this at home but then that’s what makes her Mrs. Geek. Anyways, she’s...
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Get into some Microsoft e-Learning with Howard and Glenn by Bil Simser

Lately I’ve been making Redmond my second home, working with the e-Learning folks on SharePoint stuff. Two cats that I dig are Howard Dierking and Glenn Block. They both are product planners for courses, exams, etc. but don’t let the title...
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Free Community Edition of SharePoint Explorer by Bil Simser

The guys over at Dot Net Factory have announced that they’re released a free community edition of their SharePoint navigation tool. This is a plugin for your browser that lets you navigate sites more easily. The blurb from the website: The Dot Net...
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MVP day today, Architecture forum on Wednesday, launch next month by Bil Simser

Spent most of the day hanging out with other MVPs in Calgary (including one that came in from Medicine Hat of all places) at Microsoft Canada. We had a regional event where all the little MVPs got together and talked. It was fun and we got to find out...
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