March 2009 - Posts

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Favorite CodePlex SharePoint Projects by Bil Simser

You could visit CodePlex , type in SharePoint in the search box and sort by popularity to get the "top" projects, but here's a list of the top projects picked by the SharePoint MVPs which I find to be a little more value-added than CodePlex's popularity...
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The Girl Next Door by Bil Simser

It’s funny how life sometimes throws you little curveballs just to see how you deal with things. My daughter, Vista, went in for a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) recently. The MRI might help us understand what is causing some of her developmental problems...
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Aging Calculated Fields in SharePoint by Bil Simser

A common question I get and SharePoint challenge is to show the age of something in SharePoint. A typical example is to show the age of a document in days, months, years, etc. Or you might want to keep track of some item (say a coin in a coin collection...
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SharePoint Designer, Free as in Beer by Bil Simser

I caught a couple of blog posts from here and here that had to make me do a double take. I’m not one for relaying gossip, but this information seems to be legit. As of April 1, 2009 SharePoint Designer will be free. Now if you go to the “official” site...
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Stop Blaming Technology and Own Up to Responsibility by Bil Simser

I came across a blog article entitled “SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools” which has caused me to shake my head in disbelief (and write this entry). Not necessarily for the article itself as it really wasn’t making much of a statement...
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Coffee, Code, or Me? by Bil Simser

The gauntlet has been thrown down. It's duelling laptops as John Bristowe and I square off at the Kawa Expresso Bar in Calgary this Friday and bring you the Cowtown version of Coffee and Code (with a little Ultimate Fighter Championship thrown in for...
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ASPInsiders, now with more me! by Bil Simser

I’m pleased to say that I’ve recently been coerced accepted into the ASPInsiders group. The ASPInsiders is a group of a hundred or so propeller head geeks and geekettes that are dedicated in helping out the ASP.NET community through books, forums, blogs...
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