July 2010 - Posts

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Creating a "New" Gem for "Nu" - From 0 to 100 in 24 Hours by Bil Simser

Has it really been 24 hours since I jumped on the nu project bandwagon? Sure has. Let’s take a step back first. Where Have We Been? For months now (or maybe it’s been years) the .NET community has been talking about some kind of third party dependency...
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SharePoint 2010 Site Templates – A Detailed Journey (Part 1) by Bil Simser

A tweet came up tonight that I thought I would get my lazy butt doing something about: I pointed @tareqsartawi to @toddbaginski ’s post Which SharePoint 2010 Site Template Is Right For Me? and while Todd does go over the templates and gives a brief rundown...
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Coming Soon… The .NET Outlaws Tour! by Bil Simser

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to a conference… Click on the image to see the full sized version. My wife, @PrincessJenn , rocks the house. I bow down to her uber-PhotoShopping skillz and the fact she actually did this without me asking...
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WordPress versus SharePoint, another big smackdown by Bil Simser

Previously I did a compare and contrast entry about DotNetNuke versus SharePoint. Now its time for WordPress to have a turn. Don't worry, there's more to come (Drupal, Joomla, Central Desktop, Box.net, etc.) but I've been working with WordPress for a...
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Setting up a Local Mail Server for a SharePoint Virtual Machine on Server 2008 by Bil Simser

The only way to do software development for SharePoint is really a Virtual Machine. Yes, with SharePoint 2010 you can install it on Windows 7 and Vista and with some hacking you can get SharePoint 2007 to run on Vista. However I’m talking about real development...
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Sandboxed Solutions and SharePoint 2010 by Bil Simser

One of the most interesting new feature of SharePoint 2010 is something called Sandboxed Solutions. Think of it this way. In 2007 we have solution packages, WSP files that are packaged up with all kinds of goodness (Master Pages, InfoPath Forms, Web Parts...
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