Chris Johnson

All about Chris Johnson, SharePoint Products & Technologies & Other Stuff.

Adios Microsoft…

*** UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for all your kind words and wishes in my new role. I have decided to...

Author: chjohn Date: 10/12/2011

2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (SP1)

Just a heads up for those that use our demo VM sets that we produce. We just released a new version...

Author: chjohn Date: 09/14/2011

Unsung Hero Winners Announced

We received tonnes of incredible and inspiring nominations for your unsung heroes of the SharePoint...

Author: chjohn Date: 08/10/2011

Send an unsung hero to SPC…

unsung hero Part of Speech:   n Definition:   a person who makes a substantive...

Author: chjohn Date: 07/01/2011

SharePoint Conference 2011– Content Planning Process–A glimpse inside.

I had a chat with @jthake yesterday on Twitter about the process we go through when planning content...

Author: chjohn Date: 06/11/2011

Part 2: “Headless” Authentication with SharePoint Online and the Client Side Object Model

This is a continuation from my last post:  Authentication with SharePoint Online and the Client...

Author: chjohn Date: 05/13/2011

Authentication with SharePoint Online and the Client Side Object Model

With the Office 365 Beta opening not long ago people are starting to test the waters with regards to...

Author: chjohn Date: 05/02/2011

SharePoint 2010 SDK – Now with more SharePoint Online!

Our fantastic documentation team released an update to the SharePoint SDK today that includes a raft...

Author: chjohn Date: 11/22/2010

Real World Branding with SharePoint 2010 Publishing Sites

Want to learn how to build an internet facing web site on SharePoint 2010? A newly released...

Author: chjohn Date: 11/18/2010

Announcing SharePoint Easy Setup for Developers

Starting today developers can download a new set of pre-packaged tools that help developers easily...

Author: chjohn Date: 10/27/2010

SharePoint Connections, Las Vegas & SharePint Community Event

If you have ever been to a SharePoint event in the past, then you will know that one of the...

Author: chjohn Date: 10/27/2010

SharePoint Sideshow

The new SharePoint Sideshow is up live on Channel 9.  The first show is up and live with Paul...

Author: chjohn Date: 10/07/2010

SharePoint Connections, Las Vegas Nov 1-4

I will be presenting 2 sessions at the up coming SharePoint Connections in Las Vegas, Nov 1-4....

Author: chjohn Date: 10/05/2010

SharePoint development environments, my guidance

At most conferences or events I get cornered by at least two or three people wanting my opinion on...

Author: chjohn Date: 08/10/2010

SharePoint, ADO.Net Data Services and Silverlight 4 data binding example

I presented recently at an internal Microsoft conference here in Seattle & showed a simple...

Author: chjohn Date: 08/04/2010

SharePoint 2010 Demo and Eval VM (RTM edition)

Happy to announce we have published our new RTM Hyper-V Virtual Machine.  It contains all the...

Author: chjohn Date: 05/08/2010

SharePoint 2010, Office 2010 and Profile Pictures

As many of you will know SharePoint & Office make heavy use of your profile pictures to...

Author: chjohn Date: 05/07/2010

TechEd 2010 North America and the Office and SharePoint Track

If you were wondering if you should come to TechEd this year wonder no more.  Planning is well...

Author: chjohn Date: 02/11/2010

SharePoint 2010 Beta Virtual Machine available

(Long time no post … sorry! we have been really busy!) Last week we released a new SharePoint 2010...

Author: chjohn Date: 02/03/2010

Real World Branding with SharePoint Server 2007 Publishing Sites

We just went live with a brand new HUGE! two part whitepaper on branding SharePoint 2007 Publishing...

Author: chjohn Date: 08/04/2009

How we demo…

I get a bunch of questions at events etc… on how our team do demos. I don't mean the content of the...

Author: chjohn Date: 05/03/2009

SharePoint Conference Tweets

Letting blog readers know that the official SharePoint Conference tweet stream is up: ...

Author: chjohn Date: 03/27/2009

VS 2010 and SharePoint

Soma posted on the new SharePoint and Visual Studio integration coming in the next release of Visual...

Author: chjohn Date: 02/20/2009

Demoing SharePoint… how do you do it?

Ivory Tower (Redmond) to all earth bound SharePoint peeps.  I need some info on your l33t...

Author: chjohn Date: 02/07/2009

SharePoint Conference 2009 announced

Vegas, SharePoint & loads of great content & people … do i need to say any more?...

Author: chjohn Date: 02/03/2009

New job

No I haven’t been laid off from Microsoft … and hope I don't any time soon :) I changed roles this...

Author: chjohn Date: 01/31/2009

New SharePoint Ramp Up Training available

If you are a new to SharePoint development then this series of training might be helpful.  Part...

Author: chjohn Date: 01/29/2009

Community Technology Preview of Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint v1.3

As you might have seen on the SharePoint Team Blog we released the Community Technology Preview of...

Author: chjohn Date: 01/12/2009

Zune pass is now officially beyond awesome

I already subscribe to Zune Pass and love it for the ability to discover music using a subscription...

Author: chjohn Date: 11/24/2008

BB13: SharePoint 2007 Creating SharePoint Applications with Visual Studio -- Sample Code

Here are the code samples I demonstrated in my PDC Session last week as promised. You can watch the...

Author: chjohn Date: 11/04/2008

Packin for PDC

Its always a geeks worst nightmare packing for a conference and getting the balance of gadgets,...

Author: chjohn Date: 10/25/2008

PDC 2008: SharePoint 2007: Creating SharePoint Applications with Visual Studio 2008

I hope everyone is getting as pumped as I am for the PDC next week.  So much dev geek goodness...

Author: chjohn Date: 10/21/2008

RoundTable

So i was in a meeting today and we had a remote participant.  We were using Live Meeting to do...

Author: chjohn Date: 10/16/2008

T minus 13 days and counting

My presentation is complete, demos are done & final fit and finish is under way.  More...

Author: chjohn Date: 10/14/2008

PDC 08 & SharePoint

I am really looking forward to PDC this year.  There is an awesome lineup of very cool stuff...

Author: chjohn Date: 10/07/2008

Tesla at Microsoft

Tesla were on campus today showing off the Roadster.  Very very cool indeed.  The thing...

Author: chjohn Date: 09/26/2008

I’m a PC

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/

Author: chjohn Date: 09/19/2008

VSeWSS 1.2 in other languages…

We just went live with VSeWSS 1.2 in some more languages.  Here are the links to all the...

Author: chjohn Date: 08/26/2008

NZ on Live Search page…

Just saw this now … nice to see the homeland represented…

Author: chjohn Date: 08/21/2008

Live Search and the Olympics

I am not sure how many people feel the same way, but I am bored to tears of the simple white search...

Author: chjohn Date: 08/11/2008

Bill’s last day

Today is BillG’s last day full time at Microsoft. I just finished watching a live web cast of Bill’s...

Author: chjohn Date: 06/27/2008

UPDATED: Building a simple ASP.Net page based SharePoint application in Visual Studio with the Visual Studio Extensions for WSS 1.2 with Visual Studio 2008

I have had a lot of feedback from people via email and comments that they really like the blog post...

Author: chjohn Date: 06/06/2008

VSeWSS v1.2 is available! - VS 2008 support!

Hi Everyone, I just posted the announcement on the SharePoint team blog here:...

Author: chjohn Date: 06/04/2008

Become a SharePoint Developer -www.MSSharePointDeveloper.com

SharePoint is taking off in ways we only could have imagined a few years ago.  Along with that...

Author: chjohn Date: 06/03/2008

Shuttle docking, New Zealand & XP

If there is one thing I love the Internet for its watching stuff happening in space.  I...

Author: chjohn Date: 06/02/2008

WSSv3 on Vista

Yesterday Bamboo Solutions released a tool that allows you to install WSSv3 on Vista. ...

Author: chjohn Date: 05/22/2008

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions User Guide, Version 1.1

Big title for a big user guide! :)  This is a great step forward for people starting out with...

Author: chjohn Date: 05/12/2008

Loving the new Zune update

Finally managed to get around to updating my Zune software to the new update.  Great to see TV...

Author: chjohn Date: 05/08/2008

Loving the new Live Maps features...

I have used Live Maps for a long time now ... but they just keep adding awesome features!...

Author: chjohn Date: 04/15/2008

SharePoint protocol documentation released...

We have just spent a great deal of time head down writing documentation on all sorts of SharePoint...

Author: chjohn Date: 04/09/2008

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