Steve Caravajal's Ramblings

SharePoint, .NET, + just about anything else

2 Great Use Cases for my Kindle

I love my Kindle, but still have a place in my heart for physical books. I continue to buy both...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 01/27/2012

Implementing Social Solutions to Improve Collaboration

Over the last 12 months, I’ve been working with a lot of companies thinking, strategizing, piloting...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 01/07/2012

Taxonomy Management and Autoclassification

There is growing interest in using metadata, not just talking about it, or wanting to see a demo,...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 12/23/2011

SharePoint BI on the iPad

Good news for iPad users that want to view SharePoint BI content. The product group has recently...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 12/19/2011

Sharing Content Outside Your Organization with O365

Sharing content (documents, PowerPoint decks, etc) outside the organization is a frequent request...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 12/16/2011

SP2010 SP1 Productivity Hub and SPC2011 Videos

Some new info I just saw posted over the holiday break that will be useful for a number of folks....

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 11/27/2011

So what ya waiting for, start using PowerShell for SharePoint Admin

PowerShell is an awesome tool. Granted there is a learning curve but once you get going you will...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 11/20/2011

Host Header Named Site Collections in SP2010

Working with a customer yesterday, they were perplexed because they couldn’t figure out how to...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 05/29/2010

Why should you be interested in SharePoint 2010

I presented “Why should you be interested in SharePoint 2010” to the Association of IT Professionals...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 05/27/2010

Silverlight 4 Training

This is an excellent intro for those wanting to get up to speed. You need to spend some time with...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 04/24/2010

SharePoint 2010 Resources

Well the flood gates were opened last week at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. It was a great...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 10/26/2009

Silverlight v3

SL3 has RTMed and Laurence Moroney continues his SL series that will update your skills. It’s based...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 08/05/2009

SharePoint 2010 Sneak Peeks Available

There is a new addition to the MOSS Web site on Microsoft.com today. You should go check it out…but...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 07/13/2009

Getting Ready to Buy a Netbook?

If so, you might want to check out: Top 6 Things to Consider Before Buying a Small Notebook PC I...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 06/20/2009

New Silverlight-Based STSADM Reference

Looking for a specific STSADM command? If so, you can find it here for WSS and here for MOSS....

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 06/20/2009

SharePoint 2007 Reader’s Choice Award Winner

More than 8000 readers of the magazine ASP.NETPro voted MOSS the best Content Management System....

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 06/18/2009

SharePoint Customization, Development and Governance

SharePoint Designer No it’s not an April fools joke and yes as of April 2, 2009, SharePoint Designer...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 04/06/2009

A New Book on the BDC

The authors behind the the awesome BDC MetaMan tool have written a book: SharePoint 2007 Developer's...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 03/30/2009

SharePoint Developers and Visual Studio 10

Some really great news for SharePoint developers along the tools front. Check out Soma’s blog for a...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 02/24/2009

SharePoint Deployment and Install Guide

My good buddy Shane and friends at SharePoint911.com have written a great paper: Administrator’s...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 02/18/2009

PRISM: Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight

You say, “what are composite applications?” Good question. Generally, a composite application is an...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 02/18/2009

SharePoint is getting even more powerful!! Welcome PerformancePoint Services!

Some very exciting news was announced yesterday. SharePoint’s mission has always been to provide...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 01/24/2009

SharePoint Intranets are among the Best

Jakob Nielsen has just released his report describing the top 10 best intranet sites worldwide for...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 01/12/2009

Windows Live going Social....

Social Networking will continue to create a lot of watercooler talk and executive discussions in...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 12/30/2008

SharePoint and Commerce Server Integration

There is a set of excellent blog posts that will tell you most of what you need to know if you are...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 12/30/2008

Kindle is Awesome! Time to re-evaluate the ebook reader market.

Kindle is the the new ebook reader sold by Amazon.com. Reading is a great way to keep up to date...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 12/30/2008

Collaboration Can be Expensive

Extending my cell phone contract recently brought a surprise. My unlimited text messaging feature...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 12/29/2008

Windows Live Writer 2009 RC Released

Those that currently use LW or anyone looking for a very good and free tool for creating and...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 12/29/2008

Learning 2.0: A new buzz word

For those interested in new ways of collaborating, you should check out this article: Creating an...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 12/04/2008

Patterns & Practices SharePoint Guidance

SharePoint Guidance patterns & practices Developer Center November 2008 </steve>

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 11/13/2008

SharePoint for Developers Track on MyRampUp.com

The Ramp Up program has launched SharePoint for Developers track today. From the site... "Take the...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 11/13/2008

Windows Azure and other cool stuff at PDC

Hey, if you happened to miss the PDC, don't fret, you can see all the presentations here. Don't...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 11/13/2008

SharePoint 2007 Administration Book

Hey, a new book is hitting the streets any day now, Inside SharePoint 2007 Administration, but why...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 11/13/2008

.NET 4.0 and VS2010

Microsoft Unveils Next Version of Visual Studio and .NET Framework Reveals extensive enhancements...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 10/23/2008

SharePoint Guidance for Developers

For those that may not be following, the Patterns & Practices group has been working to create...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 10/23/2008

SP2 Date Announced

Taken from Announcing Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the 2007 Microsoft Office System Some of the updates...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 10/23/2008

64-Bit is the way to go...

Yes, it's time to move to 64-bit MOSS if you haven't already. Here are a few points that I have been...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 10/06/2008

Forms Services Usage

I am currently working with several customers on using Forms Services and there a number of factors...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 10/04/2008

SharePoint Virtualization Support

The virutalization support policy for SharePoint has recently been updated to include Hyper-V so for...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 09/30/2008

SharePoint is being used effectively...each is worth a read so go check 'em out.

SharePoint is getting quite a bit of press in the recent 2008 InformationWeek 500 Analytics Report....

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 09/18/2008

SharePoint scores with Web developers

check out this article on the SDTimes Web site. I captured some key points form the article below....

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 09/17/2008

TIFF iFilter anyone?

Captaris announced the general availability of the industry's only TIFF iFilter for MOSS. If you...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 09/17/2008

Web 2.0 value in the Enterprise?

The use of Web 2.0 tools in the enterprise is becoming a very common discussion topic in almost...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 08/29/2008

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 New Features for Office Development

For those using Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) you already know that this capability is now...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 08/29/2008

New SharePoint SDKs!

These have a lot of cool new stuff and this version reflects the feature enhancements that are part...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 08/29/2008

SharePoint Workflow Articles

David Mann, the author of Workflow in the 2007 Microsoft Office System, has recently published two...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 06/11/2008

SharePoint vs File Shares

Common questions I still encounter very frequently is "Should I use SharePoint to replace my file...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 05/06/2008

Great WCM Content + A New WCM Book is Coming

Andrew Connell's book "Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development: Building...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 05/01/2008

Creating A SharePoint Development Environment

As more and more .NET developers are beginning to develop custom SharePoint assets, a few common...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 04/27/2008

Enterprise Search Training Videos

These 14 videos were just published to TechNet. Module 1: Workshop Overview...

Author: Steve Caravajal Date: 04/24/2008

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