FitzBlog

Mike Fitzmaurice [MSFT] shares as much as he can get away with about what Microsoft is doing with SharePoint Products and Technologies development

I'm Back -- Just In Time To Move On...

The good news is that I'm going to be blogging again. The not-exactly-bad news is that I'll be...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 05/22/2008

The RTM SDKs Will Be Downloadable on November 28th, 2006

I jumped the gun in yesterday's second post when I said the SDKs were ready along with the...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 11/17/2006

Early Xmas Present from the Search and BDC Teams: Custom Security Trimming

While we generally lock down features many months before we get to RTM and spend all of the...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 11/16/2006

Using ASP.NET for AJAX in SharePoint Sites: Tread Gently for Now

We get asked about what we're doing about AJAX quite a lot these days, especially about ASP.NET for...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 11/16/2006

Okay, Okay, I'll Start Blogging Again...

I'm here in Auckland with Arpan Shah presenting at Tech Ed: New Zealand sessions and meeting every...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 08/21/2006

WSRP and JSR168 Are Two Completely Different Things...

WSRP, as I covered a few days ago, is an interoperability standard. It’s platform- and...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 02/10/2006

Time To Discusss WSRP...

I thought I’d start this next wave of postings with the subject I’ve avoided the longest...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 02/06/2006

I Am Back In The Saddle and Ready to Pontificate

My blog isn’t so much a running news log as it is an opinion column and platform for...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 01/18/2006

Ghosting, Schmosting!

This is one item I’ve been holding back for a while. FrontPage “12” will be a...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 09/15/2005

PDC Day 3 (Day 2 for SharePoint Technology Sessions)

So it’s 10am as I start this posting, which I’m typing while I bounce back and forth...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 09/15/2005

Welcome Aboard, PJ 'n' Pals!!!

Two new blogs have been created in the past few days that I thought you should bookmark: If...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 09/15/2005

FitzBlog : Web Part Interoperability -- Good News and Bad News

That post I made on Monday? Namely: “FitzBlog : Web Part Interoperability -- Good News and Bad...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 09/14/2005

The Kimono Is Open, The Veil Is Lifted, The Gags Are Removed.....

I just got out of Steven Sinofsky’s keynote session on Office “12” here at the...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 09/14/2005

Web Part Interoperability -- Good News and Bad News

So we’re getting ready to unveil a little bit tomorrow and a lot on Wednesday regarding WSS...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 09/12/2005

Supportable Customizations: Don't Panic

I’ve been at a lot of conferences in the past few months, and the question I was asked most...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 08/04/2005

Will Windows SharePoint Services Work With SQL Server 2005?

The short answer: Heck, yeah! The long answer: For the love of God, don’t try it in production yet....

Author: MikeFitz Date: 07/15/2005

PDC Sessions Have Been Posted!!!

Head over to http://commnet.microsoftpdc.com/content/sessions.aspx to see a nearly-complete list of...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 07/15/2005

I've Been Gone A While

I know that, while I’m travelling, I should just file blog postings from the road since...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 07/15/2005

Site Definition KickStart Project

Want some help building and deploying site definitions, complete with resources like Web Parts, CSS...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 06/10/2005

SharePad Has Been Updated

The SharePad workspace on GotDotNet has been updated. It now supports getting/setting custom...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 06/10/2005

TechEd, End of Day 4: The Most Interesting New Thing I Saw All Day

The last four days here in Orlando have been a blur, and that’s not because of the humidity or...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 06/10/2005

There's an Office/SharePoint Development Track at This Year's PDC...

The fact that there’s an Office/SharePoint Development track at this year’s Professional Developers...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 05/30/2005

Want a Good Example of FPRPC? Try SharePad!

I haven’t blogged for a while, but I’m hoping to make up for it — starting with...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 05/30/2005

SharePoint Advisor Magazine Hits the Newsstand!!!

I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am about the first issue of SharePoint Advisor magazine. I...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 04/13/2005

One More Time...

Comments like "Unless of course you want to use them next year" made in reponse to my posting...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 04/04/2005

Please Stay Out Of The Database!!!

We had a fun internal debate this week on a new tool developed in France. If you can read French,...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 04/01/2005

Why do the WSS/SPS teams seem to be so darned tight-lipped about futures?

You may have noticed this blog’s byline,.in which I refer to myself as “sharing whatever...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 04/01/2005

Update on the ASP.NET 2.0 warning

Several of you have reported having successfully installed the .NET 2.0 runtime on a machine running...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 04/01/2005

Make sure you attend this year's PDC

I’m not going to say anything more at this time, but I’d strongly suggest that attending...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 04/01/2005

SharePoint Sites are Data

Next week I’m going to post something that explains the relative merits of efforts like...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 03/24/2005

Indexing and Searching ASPX Files

Someone sent me a comment to one of last week’s postings lamented the trouble with indexing...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 03/24/2005

We've got to come up with a better way to catalog Web Parts -- any ideas?

I get asked “how many Web Parts exist” all the time. The question drives me crazy. I...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 03/18/2005

Web Parts ⊃ Portlets

To say “Web Parts are Microsoft’s ASP.NET technology for implementing portlets”...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 03/18/2005

Keep Writing SharePoint Web Parts Until (at least) 2006

ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts rock. We in SharePoint-land love them. We’re building “v3”...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 03/17/2005

Custom Forms-Based Authentication Solutions for WSS/SPS, Hand-Rolled or Partner-Supported

There’s a nice article on TheServerSide.NET entitled Integrating 3rd Party Single Sign On in...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 03/16/2005

Good "SharePoint Development" = Good .NET Development

Gregory MacBeth provides a nice enumeration of the skills you need to be a “SharePoint...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 03/15/2005

Webcastapalooza

Just about every presentation we did in the area of SharePoint Products and Technologies at last...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 03/15/2005

Don' t think we don't still love iOra

The majority of my posts are for developer issues (not — normally — developer...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 03/15/2005

Welcome, Groove!

Microsoft has a large number of internal distribution lists for discussing specific topics (more...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 03/15/2005

WSS Isn't Just For Collaboration

A number of times, people have said that we can solve the problem of confusion around the word...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 03/14/2005

Dev Tools: What We Can Do and What You'll Have To Do

Renaud Comte made a great observation on my CAML comments (see CAML ? Stay for long time dixit Mike...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 03/14/2005

FrontPage RPCs are Here To Stay, Too

If you’ve been at a talk delivered by me, Bryan Jeffries, or Richard Mareno entitled something...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 03/14/2005

One more thing a good "SharePoint subject matter expert" ought to know...

I’d add one extra item to Tim Heuer’s fantastic article on what a good sharepoint...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 03/14/2005

CAML is Here To Stay

I did three presentations at last week's Book Publisher's Summit, talking to publishers and authors...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 03/13/2005

Developer Training

Following on to my previous post, another observation that's been made out there is that our...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 12/15/2004

I should clearly be more careful when I contribute to threads...

A colleague of mine emailed me last weekend to tell me I'd been quoted in the blogosphere. Patrick...

Author: MikeFitz Date: 12/15/2004