Archive for February, 2007

What Office 2007 Application are you?

Written by Cornelius J. van Dyk on . Posted in Blog

Ever wondered if you had to be classified as an Office 2007 application, which you’d end up being? Well now you can find out for yourself. Head on over to http://www.ontheofficecouch.com and find out.

My analysis came up with Outlook 2007!

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Mmm… RSS was certainly the feature I was most excited about during the TAP, but some enhancements in its functionality is required to make it better.

So what are you waiting for? Go find out which application your are…



Cheers
C




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The Fab 40 WSS 3.0 Site Templates are now available!

Written by Cornelius J. van Dyk on . Posted in Blog

The Fabulous 40 Site Templates for WSS 3.0 was just made available. The announcement was made on the SharePoint Team blog tonight. I have installed the latest 20 templates in addition to the first 20 to the WSSTemplates sub site available at http://www.cjvandyk.com/blog/WSSTemplates.

Logon credentials for full collaboration permissions are listed on the site. Enjoy! J

If you are having trouble installing the templates, Dustin Miller posted instructions that makes it a snap to deploy!

Cheers
C




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SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 released

Written by Cornelius J. van Dyk on . Posted in Blog

If you use SQL Server 2005, you’d be interested to know that SP2 was just released. For more, see http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/downloads/servicepacks/sp2.mspx

There is also a VERY nice post about the integration between Reporting Services and MOSS/WSS on the SharePoint team blog. For more on that see http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2007/02/19/microsoft-sql-server-2005-sp2-reporting-services-integration-with-wss-3-0-and-moss-2007.aspx

Cheers
C




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Response from PC Magazine editor Jim Louderback

Written by Cornelius J. van Dyk on . Posted in Blog

I emailed Jim Louderback last week citing my concerns over the omission of SharePoint in many technology reviews in which SharePoint plays such as collaboration and blogs.

Jim has graciously responded to my email thus:

From: Cornelius J. van Dyk
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 3:59 AM
To: ‘Louderback, Jim’
Subject: RE: PC Magazine Reviews incomplete without comparisons to the obvious

Thanks Jim.  That’s all anyone could really ask. 

Thanks
C

 

From: Louderback, Jim [mailto:Jim_Louderback@ziffdavis.com] 
Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2007 11:16 PM
To: Cornelius J. van Dyk
Subject: RE: PC Magazine Reviews incomplete without comparisons to the obvious

Wow..  It’s not an anti sharepoint bias, or anti msft bias.  I think we just don’t look at ’em that way..

But we’ll make sure and include them in the future…

I can’t wait for their first review of SharePoint, hopefully something in the collaboration space…  🙂



Cheers
C




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Coming up… after the break!

Written by Cornelius J. van Dyk on . Posted in Blog

OK, so the title’s a cheesy spoof on American Idol (you do watch Idol don’t you? J) but in all seriousness, I’m currently working on a 3 part series detailing how I put this blog together and what you would need if you wanted to host your own blog with WSS 3.0.

This series has been long overdue and I promised to write about it. Gotta keep those promises! 

I’m hoping to publish the first part of the series sometime this week.



Cheers
C




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