Thursday, November 22, 2007

MOSS Jumpstart Presentation

Here are the slides from the MOSS Jumpstart training that I have been running in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Thanks to all those that attended, I enjoyed it. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment

Sunday, November 18, 2007

MOSS Jumpstart training resources

This is for the benefit of those who have attended the training sessions that I have been running recently. These are links to resources that you will find useful for finding more information about SharePoint:

art4EF1MOSS 2007 Administrators Companion (Bill English)

art4F02Microsoft Forums (

art4F03User Groups –

art4F04SharePoint Blogs – (OPML)

art4F05SharePointPedia -

art4F15CodePlex (link)

art4F16TechNet SharePoint site (link)

art4F17Ontolica wildcard search

art4F28MOSS SDK (link)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

SharePoint Jumpstart Resources

I mentioned the following resources as part of the SharePoint Jumpstart training I ran today in Perth. I promised to post these links, so here you go:

SharePoint End User Learning Kit

Excel Spreadsheet comparing different versions of SharePoint

Coming to a city near you

City Tour

I am on the road at the moment delivering SharePoint training on behalf of Microsoft. It's part of their Jumpstart programme to help Microsoft partners and customers get up to speed on the platform. I have just delivered the first session in Perth and the feedback has been positive. Next up is Adelaide, then Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

There is more information available on these events on Microsoft's site

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

SharePoint Gurus on track

When not obsessing over SharePoint, I like to get out on my mountain bike. Recently my mates and I took part in a 24 hour mountain bike race in Canberra. We had a team of six riders doing a relay, which meant we each did a circuit every 4 hours.

We made up our own team shirts, so I got the SharePoint Gurus logo put front and centre. We even used a public SharePoint subsite for organizing ourselves for the weekend. Talk about collaboration.

This was Dave Turner's going away ride - he has left us and moved to New Zealand. However, as official photographer he has now uploaded some photos of the event here

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Needles in Haystack Presentation

Here is a link to the presentation that I delivered at the Sydney Office Dev Con. The session was about the SharePoint Search engine and how you can make use of it outside of SharePoint.

Here are the resources that I mention at the end of the presentation

  • Sydney SharePoint User Group (link)
  • MOSS SDK and Technical Articles (link)
  • Mike Taghizadeh's Blog(link)
  • Mick Badran’s Query Ranking command (link)
  • Evaluation guide for Search in MOSS 2007 (link)
  • Customizing and Extending the Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 Search (link)
  • Wildcard search from Ontolica (link)
  • CodePlex – MOSS 2007 Search Manager (link)
  • CodePlex – Test WSS and MOSS Search Web Service (link)

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Office DevCon this weekend

Office DevCon is kicking off this weekend at the Microsoft offices in North Ryde. Graham Seach has put a huge effort into setting up this free Office developer event, and there are some great presentations scheduled.

I'll also be presenting - my session is about making use of the search engine in MOSS 2007. I'm scheduled for around mid-day on Sunday. Unfortunately my session didn't make it onto the registration page, so no one had the opportunity to select it as one of their preferred events.

So while all the other presenters are comparing crowd size numbers, I'm preparing to present to myself. Oh well, it won't be the first time.

If you are attending the event and would like to have a one-on-one about the SharePoint search engine, do drop by. I believe they are currently scheduling my session for the broom cupboard on level 1.