Chris Johnson

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

SharedView is very cool.

Every once in a while I am blown away by something.  Not because it is the latest and greatest,...

Author: chjohn Date: 03/28/2008

Who's the kiwi?

Saw this chap ask Steve B a question at Mix ... he sounded like a kiwi ... I mean he used "Wicked"...

Author: chjohn Date: 03/11/2008

Floor cleaning robots...

We moved into our new house last week and it is a lot bigger than the last. That means lots of...

Author: chjohn Date: 03/06/2008

What do Mix 08, Silverlight, the Beatles & New Zealand all have in common?...

At Mix08 today Hard Rock demo'ed their new web based Silverlight 2.0 application that allows a user...

Author: chjohn Date: 03/05/2008

It almost made me cry too.... kinda...

Scoble recently had a wee cry about a new Microsoft Research project called World Wide Telescope...

Author: chjohn Date: 03/05/2008

My Hugh MacLeod sketch ...

At the Office Developers Conference a few weeks back Hugh MacLeod was at the attendee party drawing...

Author: chjohn Date: 02/29/2008

B visits campus

My good friend Brendon, from New Zealand is over in the Seattle at the moment for next weeks...

Author: chjohn Date: 02/29/2008

Office Developers Conference 2008: SER325 SiteFeed.Demo session files

Today Alex and I delivered a session about using the VSeWSS toolkit for developing applications on...

Author: chjohn Date: 02/12/2008

Visual Studio 2005 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, version 1.1 RTM!!! + User guide Part 1.

Updated: Official SharePoint team blog post Today we announced the availability of VSeWSS 1.1 RTM at...

Author: chjohn Date: 02/11/2008

Billg's Harvard Commencement speech

This made me laugh out loud and at the same time almost brought me to tears. A fantastic speech by...

Author: chjohn Date: 02/08/2008

More fun marketing ... this time with comics.

This time for the Heroes happen here campaign. A comic series about tech stories......

Author: chjohn Date: 01/31/2008

Famous Kiwi launches US into space...

Not many people know his name or what he did, but he was none the less a very important man. He was...

Author: chjohn Date: 01/30/2008

Lone Server...

Another funny marketing campaign to promote the launch of Windows Server 2008. This is all about the...

Author: chjohn Date: 01/25/2008

Microsoft Office System Developers Conference 2008... I'll be there!

The ODC is shaping up to be a great event for SharePoint developers. This year it is on Feb 10-13th...

Author: chjohn Date: 01/21/2008

Couple of winter campus shots...

Took these on the way to work a couple of days ago. First time I have lived anywhere that properly...

Author: chjohn Date: 01/17/2008

NewsGator stuff for free...

Read over on Rod's blog that NewsGator got some funding and made a few of their products free. Great...

Author: chjohn Date: 01/11/2008

Deploying files under the TEMPLATES directory in a SharePoint VSeWSS project

A common thing you might want to include in a SharePoint solution is to include various files that...

Author: chjohn Date: 01/10/2008

Turn your Windows Mobile phone into a mobile Wireless Router to the Internet (Seriously Geeky Stuff).

I came across this the other day and thought I was far too geeky to let pass. This tool will let you...

Author: chjohn Date: 01/09/2008

Taking compact to a whole new level...

Ryan had a laugh this morning when he saw this in the car park. Compact? Really? ... I mean I have...

Author: chjohn Date: 12/17/2007

Building a simple ASP.Net page based SharePoint application in Visual Studio with the Visual Studio Extensions for WSS CTP 1.1

UPDATE: I HAVE RE-WRITTEN THIS POST FOR VS2008 and VSeWSS 1.2 HERE Introduction This is the first in...

Author: chjohn Date: 12/14/2007

Microsoft Office System Servers Service Pack 1 is out!!!

For all those people waiting to get their hands on this ... here it is:...

Author: chjohn Date: 12/11/2007

Great SharePoint Training...

I get lots of comments and emails from people asking about how they can learn to do development on...

Author: chjohn Date: 12/10/2007

Hilarious video on the Web 2.0 bubble...

Some education for those noob young start up CEOs out there :)

Author: chjohn Date: 12/10/2007

Stay at home servers...

http://www.stayathomeserver.com/ Quite funny videos... all about Windows Home Server.

Author: chjohn Date: 12/04/2007

SharePoint Developers ... what are your tools and environments like?

Something I take great interest in and spend a bunch of time thinking about are SharePoint...

Author: chjohn Date: 11/28/2007

Halo 3

Thought this was hilarious...

Author: chjohn Date: 09/25/2007

Attensa RSS Reader

If you are like me and want to read your RSS feeds in Outlook, but wanted a more powerful experience...

Author: chjohn Date: 08/24/2007

New MOSS & WSS Sdk released....

You can browse the SDK online through the following links: · Office SharePoint Server 2007 SDK ·...

Author: chjohn Date: 08/23/2007

Windows Live Custom Domains

I have a personal domain that I use for personal email etc... and until now have had this either its...

Author: chjohn Date: 08/22/2007

New Visual Studio SharePoint Extensions CTP released....

Very cool to see a new release of these tools for SharePoint developers using Visual Studio. Cool...

Author: chjohn Date: 08/21/2007

LINQ to SharePoint

Recently I have been brushing up on some topics that I had sidelined on my todo list to catch up on...

Author: chjohn Date: 08/08/2007

What in the world is CJ up to? His PM job in WSS at MS & what does he want from you?

Until yesterday it has been quite a while since I blogged. Basically here is the list of things I...

Author: chjohn Date: 07/19/2007

Document libraries, Folders & Content Types

I have been asked a few times if it is possible to associate different Content Types with different...

Author: chjohn Date: 07/19/2007

Bomber man on Xbox Live...

One of my favorite games ... now multiplayer on Xbox Live!!!!...

Author: chjohn Date: 07/17/2007

maps.live.com gets all topigraphical....

I noticed this a few days ago and think it rocks!!! maps.live.com is Microsofts mapping software. In...

Author: chjohn Date: 07/17/2007

New SharePoint WhitePaper -- SharePoint Products and Technologies customization policy

If you are a ITPro/Developer working with custom SharePoint solutions this whitepaper will...

Author: chjohn Date: 06/05/2007

USA

Just a quick note to friends and people that read this blog ... that i am settling into my new job...

Author: chjohn Date: 05/09/2007

Using ASP.Net user controls in your WSSV3/MOSS ASPX pages...

Following on from my post of application dev on SharePoint (here), I have had some people ask how to...

Author: chjohn Date: 03/27/2007

NZ Prime Minister in Redmond with Steve...

Snapped on the MS Campus in Redmond. From the left: Helen Robinson (GM of MS NZ), Rt. Hon. Prime...

Author: chjohn Date: 03/26/2007

Updated Application Development Post...

I had a commenter suggest another fantasic option for integrating an ASP.Net application with...

Author: chjohn Date: 03/15/2007

Redmond bound...

Just a short update to say that I have accepted a position with Microsoft in Redmond. I will be...

Author: chjohn Date: 02/18/2007

More on NZ Gadgets...

Dropped a couple of these on my sidebar... the ASB Business one is great! Video clips nicely...

Author: chjohn Date: 01/31/2007

Vista in NZ ... and specific New Zealand sidebar gadgets...

Vista launches in New Zealand today ... lots of excitement. Here is a link to some really cool New...

Author: chjohn Date: 01/29/2007

YouTube videos direct to Zune...

Have been using this IE addon for a while now and I now classify it as the must have Zune accessory....

Author: chjohn Date: 01/03/2007

Music suggestions....

As you might have read in my previous posts I have signed up for the all you can eat Zune Pass to go...

Author: chjohn Date: 12/28/2006

A new way of consuming music...

I have long tormented about the process of buying music online, as i know many others have. Do you...

Author: chjohn Date: 12/10/2006

BusinessWeek on Zune...

http://yahoo.businessweek.com/technology/content/dec2006/tc20061207_744659.htm This is the quote...

Author: chjohn Date: 12/07/2006

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