December 2006 - Posts

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Rethinking your business validation rules by Bil Simser

Last night Tom Hollander and co. announced the release of the December CTP of Enterprise Libraries 3.0 (on CodePlex no less!). I've been watching and waiting for this (even bugging Tom to get a "sneak peek") but it's reality now and something you can...
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Ribbon UI Control Roundup for Developers by Bil Simser

After yesterdays post about my babbling about the Ribbon UI and Office 2007, I decided to go out and hunt down all the libraries and controls I could find that provide that UI experience for you, the developer. I've taken out a few hours, downloaded all...
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Being a responsible open source developer by Bil Simser

First off, let's start this post by saying I think there are a few key points in computer history where things turned. The introduction of the GUI (even though both Apple and Microsoft just build on what Xerox did); the Internet; Object Oriented Languages;...
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It's not me, its you by Bil Simser

Yes, you as in you and not me. It's you, kind and gentle reader, that's been named Times person of the year . Every year around this time, Time magazine picks out some influential person or persons to be the "Person of the Year". Someone (or something...
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The install that lasted a lifetime by Bil Simser

I don't know what the softies are smoking these days, but the guys (or gals) that put together the service packs need some serious optimization lessons. I downloaded Visual Studio Service Pack 1 yesterday, all 400+ megabytes of it. Sure, it says it fixes...
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SharePoint Security Webcast followup by Bil Simser

Thanks to everyone who turned out for the security webcast today on SharePoint. We had about 60-70 people on the webcast and I had a fun time giving it. A large part of the webcast was around the plugin authentication framework and leveraging the ASP...
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Compacting Virtual Hard Disks with VPC 2007 by Bil Simser

As I'm putting together the final touches on tomorrow's SharePoint security webcast (you should still be able to register, after all I'm not having everyone over to my house... well, not quite), I noticed my SharePoint VHD file (the virtual hard disk...
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Got Security? by Bil Simser

As part of the Security on the Brain series of webcasts, I'm presenting an MSDN webcast this Wednesday called "Security - End to End in SharePoint". This is a 1 hour webcast on all aspects of security with SharePoint 2007 covering: How to configure authentication...
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MSDN community content - the right way to go, almost by Bil Simser

Quite some time ago I found out MSDN was moving towards a community content driven approach. A wiki style approach to the vast tome of knowledge known to us as the MSDN Library. This was a good move and I wanted to see it blast off as soon as possible...
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Nothing but SharePoint MVPness by Bil Simser

If you're looking for the best SharePoint info then look no further. The Newsgator folks have put together an OPML with all of us SharePoint MVPs in it. Very nice to simply subscribe to this and you'll get the entire gang in one feed. Check it out here...
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