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    Blog: Microsoft MVP Renewed for 12th Year!

    Gotta love April 1st… this is my anniversary date for my MVP award. You never know if you’re going to have an April Fool’s joke pulled on you or not. Regardless, I got the email today that I was renewed for my 12th year in the MVP program. My first two years were for Content Management Server (CMS) and when CMS was retired in favor of moving the feature set over to the SharePoint platform, I was transitioned over.
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    Blog: Microsoft MVP Renewed for 11th Year!

    Gotta love April 1st… this is my anniversary date for my MVP award. You never know if you’re going to have an April Fool’s joke pulled on you or not. Regardless, I got the email today that I was renewed for my 11th year in the MVP program. My first two years were for Content Management Server (CMS) and when CMS was retired in favor of moving the feature set over to the SharePoint platform, I was transitioned over.
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    Blog: Microsoft MVP Renewed for SharePoint Server - MVP for a Decade

    Gotta love April 1st… this is my anniversary date for my MVP award. You never know if you’re going to have an April Fool’s joke pulled on you or not. Regardless, I got the email today that I was renewed for my 10th year in the MVP program. Crazy… it’s been a whole decade… it feels like just yesterday I typed my first semicolon & got confused by an SPWeb being a site but a SPSite being a collection of sites…
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    Blog: Microsoft MVP Renewed for SharePoint Server - 9 Years Running!

    Gotta love April 1st… this is my anniversary date for my MVP award. You never know if you’re going to have an April Fool’s joke pulled on you or not. Regardless, I got the email this weekend that I was renewed for my 9th year in the MVP program. My first two years were for Content Management Server (CMS) and when CMS was retired in favor of moving the feature set over to the SharePoint platform, I was transitioned over.
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    Blog: ANN: Critical Path Training Strategic Partnership with Pluralsight for On-Demand SharePoint Training

    Today I’m thrilled to announce on behalf of Critical Path Training a new training offering and benefit to our customers through a new partnership. We have always offered the best instructor-led training either in a classroom as a hands-on offering or online via a live virtual instructor-led course. We pride ourselves in having the best group of instructors filled with long time SharePoint MVPs and a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM), not like other companies in having the most class offerings or most instructors.
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    Blog: MVP Renewed for SharePoint Server

    Gotta love April 1st… this is my anniversary date for my MVP award. You never know if you’re going to have an April Fool’s joke pulled on you or not. Regardless, I got the email this weekend that I was renewed for my 8th year in the MVP program. Guess the joke was that my junk filter caught it first (does it every year!) :P. My first two years were for Content Management Server (CMS) and when CMS was retired in favor of moving the feature set over to the SharePoint platform, I was transitioned over.
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    Blog: MVP Renewed for SharePoint Server

    Gotta love April 1st… this is my anniversary date for my MVP award. You never know if you’re going to have an April Fool’s joke pulled on you or not. Regardless, I got the email this morning that I was renewed for my 7th year in the MVP program. Guess the joke was that my junk filter caught it first :P. My first two years were for Content Management Server (CMS) and when CMS was retired in favor of moving the feature set over to the SharePoint platform, I was transitioned over.
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    Blog: Looking forward to the SharePoint 2010 Evolution Conference in London, just over a week away!

    In just over a week’s time, the week of April 19th - 21st, I’ll be presenting two sessions at the SharePoint 2010 Evolution Conference in beautiful London. My two sessions are related to Web Content Management (shocker, I know): What’s new with Web Content management in SharePoint Server 2010In this session attendees will learn what improvements Microsoft added to SharePoint Server 2010 for hosting content-centric sites including one-click authoring, leveraging metadata, improvements to the Content Query Web Part and event the new Web Analytics service for monitoring the status, health and activity of a content-centric site in SharePoint Server 2010.
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    Blog: MVP Renewed for SharePoint Server - 6th Year!

    Gotta love April 1st… this is my anniversary date for my MVP award. You never know if you’re going to have an April Fool’s joke pulled on you or not. Regardless, I got the email this morning that I was renewed for my 6th year in the MVP program. Guess the joke was that my junk filter caught it first :P. My first two years were for Content Management Server (CMS) and when CMS was retired in favor of moving the feature set over to the SharePoint platform, I was transitioned over.
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    Blog: MVP Renewed for Office SharePoint Server - 5th year!

    Gotta love April 1st… that’s my anniversary date for my MVP award. You never know if you’re going to have your leg pulled or what. :) At any rate, got my email this morning that I got renewed for my 5th year. My first two years were as a MCMS MVP and the last two have been as a Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) MVP. Here we go for another year!
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    Blog: Blast from the past: AC's MCMS Utilities

    Back in my days as a MCMS developer, I created a few utilities and posted them to GotDotNet. Unfortunately when I left that job to move onto new challenges, I forgot to get the code. Then GotDotNet was retired… and I forgot to snag my utilities. And thus, they were lost. Every few months I get pinged by someone asking for them only to sadly report “sorry, so sorry, but they have been retired in the global binary heap.
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    Blog: TechEd Recap and session links

    First, thanks to all who came to any of my four sessions this week at TechEd 2007 in Orlando. This week was my first week presenting major sessions (I presented a chalk talk last year). In all sessions I made references to a few URLs and code that people wanted to get access to, so here you go! On Tuesday I presented a chalk talk at the Office Technical Learning Center (TLC) on Migrating your MCMS 2002 site to MOSS 2007 WCM as well as co-hosting a Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) session on Prescriptive Guidance for Developers Building Publishing Sites in MOSS 2007 with Spencer Harbar .
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    Blog: TechEd is one week away... and I'll be there (and partying @ the Party with Palermo!)

    That’s right ladies and gents… TechEd 2007 USA is just around the corner and kicks off just in just over a week on June 3rd in Orlando with the pre-conference sessions. I’m really looking to the conference this year to hang with friends who you normally don’t get to see outside of conferences and absorb some great content! This year I’m presenting two breakout sessions, one chalk talk, and co-hosting one Birds of a Feather talk.
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    Blog: National Geographic Presents: An endangered species...

    Last March, Microsoft hosted the MVP Global Summit… a calling where all MVP’s are invited to Redmond, all wrapped up in a nice tight NDA bow. They organize it by your competency… or more commonly known as a product SKU. In April my award was up for renewal and instead of receiving a renewal for Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) , this time it was for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS).
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    Blog: SharePoint Connections in Vegas next week!

    Next week Penton Media is hosting the Fall 2006 edition of Dev Connections at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. There are actually a few conferences: Office Connections , Visual Studio Connections , ASP.NET Connections , SQL Server Connections , Mobile Connections , and SharePoint Connections . I’m presenting three sessions at SharePoint Connections all related to Web Content Management in MOSS 2007: HDV201: Building an Internet Site with Web Content Management in MOSS 2007: Part 1 Wednesday, November 8, 2006 @ 11:30a - 12:45p Web Content Management (WCM) is a new addition to the upcoming release of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
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    Blog: WCM Links and Resources Page Updated

    I just finished adding a handful of new links to my WCM Links & Resources page. Thank you to everyone for the nice comments you’ve left on that post, in email, or as posts in your own blogs… I’m just happy to see the community is getting use out of this! WCM Links & Resources WCM Links & Resources - Change Log I’ll have some additional information on getting more information on Web Content Management in MOSS in another week or two!
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    Blog: Recent CMS 2002 KB's and Updated Woodgrove project source for SP2

    There have been a handful of MCMS 2002 knowledge base articles posted on Microsoft’s support site in the last few weeks: FIX: Authors may receive authoring error messages when they perform any authoring action after an author deletes a page that stored on a large Content Management Server 2001 database FIX: The import may fail when you try to import certain SDO package files in MCMS 2002 Service Pack 1a FIX: Error message when you render a placeholder in edit mode and when you change the focus from an Internet Explorer browser window to any other open window in MCMS 2002: “Object Expected” FIX: The attachment is stored as an unmanaged link when the file name contains a letter that has a grave accent in MCMS 2002 Service Pack 2 and in MCMS 2002 Service Pack 1a FIX: You may not see parts of a Web site after you import an .
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    Blog: MCMS2002 SP2 issue: SDO exports/imports hang with no indications of why!

    If you’re a CMS developer, I bet you’ve had your fair share with the flaky site deployment UI in Site Manager. There are a ton of posts in the CMS newsgroup about it, as well as on Stefan’s FAQ… but today I hit one I couldn’t find any answers other than the resolution of “open a PSS case” which just isn’t acceptable to me… hey, we can figure these things out right?
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    Blog: SharePoint Connections Fall 2006 Agenda Posted

    The agenda for the DevConnections conference in Las Vegas, held the first week of November later this year, has been posted. I’m presenting three sessions at SharePoint Connections , a pair part of a two-part sessions on building sites with WCM in MOSS 2007 and another on migrating your CMS 2002 site to WCM. There are a total of 37 SharePoint sessions in three different tracks as well as a 9a-4p pre-conference session on Planning for MOSS 2007 by Mindsharp co-owner & colleague Bill English .
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    Blog: JAXDUG kicks off a Office Development Special Interest Group (SIG)

    Earlier this week the local user group JAXDUG posted an announcement on our news blog that we’re starting a Office Development Special Interest Group (SIG) who’s leadership will be shared between John Holliday and myself. The focus, as stated in the post: The purpose of this special interest group is to bring the local SharePoint community together to share tips, tricks, ideas and best practices for developing solutions on the SharePoint platform.
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    Blog: RECAP: Tampa Code Camp - July 15, 2006

    Yesterday I attended the Tampa Code Camp 2006 with two local friends who rode down from Jacksonville with me Friday night: Vinay , and Greg Y. The Tampa crew did a fantastic job putting on the event and it was filled with some great regional speakers including Jim Zimmerman , Jay Kimble , Vinay Ahuja , Brian Knight , Bayer White , Stan Schultes , Tom Fuller , and David Silverlight .
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    Blog: New MCMS book coming out on SP2 & utilizing ASP.NET 2.0

    Cheers to my former co-authors & Spencer Harbar on a new MCMS book: Enhancing Microsoft Content Management Server with ASP.NET 2.0. In this book they explain how to get SP2 installed and up and running, as well as utilizing the goodness of ASP.NET 2.0 in your MCMS sites today! Stefan Goßner has more info on his site. » New MCMS book covering ASP.NET 2.0 topics is now officially announced
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    Blog: Get more WCM at DevConnections in Las Vegas (November 6-9, 2006)

    I’ll be presenting 3 sessions at the DevConnections Fall conference, specifically at SharePoint Connections at the beautiful Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV, November 6–9. All three of my sessions will deal with Web Content Management (WCM) within the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. WCM is the successor to MCMS 2002. A pair of my sessions make up a two-part session focused on building content based websites using WCM; my third deals migrating your MCMS 2001/2002 sites to WCM in MOSS 2007 (sneak peek: upgrade 2001 -> 2002… that’s all I’ll say on that subject).
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    Blog: TechEd 2006 Reflection

    Another TechEd week is behind us, and what a week it was. The big coming out party centered around Office with its pending 2007 release later this year/early next year. As usual, the best part is spending time with all the people you usually only communicate with over email and follow on the blogosphere. This year was quite different for me as I staffed the Office Technical Learning Center (TLC) as a subject matter expert for CMS and WCM.
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    Blog: New SharePoint Server newsgroups are here (including Web Content Management)

    As I mentioned a few weeks back , Microsoft is adding a handful of new newsgroups for SharePoint, specifically around SharePoint Server 2007. For those of you MCMS folks, the new newsgroups are the place to go for Web Content Management (successor to MCMS 2002) questions/support. The new newsgroups are (we’ll see more coming later I think): microsoft.public.sharepoint.general microsoft.public.sharepoint.design_and_customization microsoft.public.sharepoint.development_and_programming microsoft.public.sharepoint.setup_and_administration How do you access them? Use your news reader of choice and configure it to point to the public newsgroup server:
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    Blog: More CMS -> WCM Migration Documentation: Assesing and Analyzing Your MCMS 2002 Applications for Migration

    Earlier today, the CMS Assessment Tool was added to the SharePoint Server Migration Center . You’ll also find a new link that details how to use the tool. This is in addition to the three other links I mentioned yesterday . » Assessing and Analyzing Your MCMS 2002 Applications for Migration
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    Blog: **NOW AVAILABLE**: MCMS 2002 Assesment Tool

    The Assessment Tool I mentioned in my post yesterday is now live. The Microsoft CMS Assessment tool is an application that collects data for a site created with Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) 2002. Use the CMS Assessment Tool to assess your MCMS 2002 site to determine the level of work required to migrate the site to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. » MCMS 2002: CMS Assessment Tool
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    Blog: MSDN SharePoint Migration Center now live - including MCMS migration/upgrade information!

    MSDN now has a “SharePoint Server Migration Center” site: https://msdn.microsoft.com/office/server/moss/2007/migration/ SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Content Management Server 2002 are truly integrated into a common architecture in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Many tasks such as navigation, summary links, and scheduled deployments can now be performed by users or IT professionals. SharePoint Server 2007 is built upon Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (version 3), which is based upon Microsoft ASP.NET 2.
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    Blog: TechEd vBoston 2006 : Mindsharp, where I'll be, CMS/WCM events/sessions

    Just when you turn around, it hits you… BAM, and TechEd is upon us! I’m anticipating a busy next two-three weeks writing and working with the latest MOSS Beta 2 (which, if you missed it, will be available sometime by the end of May ), so I wanted to get my obligatory “YOU ARE HERE” post. In this post you’ll find: where I’ll be, sessions (both ones I’m going to try to hit and CMS/WCM specific ones), and some Mindsharp info.
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    Blog: When 'F5' debugging doesnt cut it and manually attaching to processes takes too long...

    In this post, learn how to address when F5 debugging doesn’t work, and when manually attaching to a process takes too long.
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    Blog: New MCMS MVP and a renewal

    Congrats to Chester Ragel , newest Content Management Server MVP! See the post on his blog for details. Chester is the one behind the MCMS Manager . I also got my renewal for my CMS MVP today as well… another year of MVP to come!
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    Blog: MSDN Webcast: The Evolution of Web Content Management in the 2007 Version of Microsoft Office

    The next version of CMS, known as Web Content Managment, seems to have been a bit overshadowed by most of the talk & news coming out regarding SharePoint Server 2007. However, while in Redmond last week at the Office Developer Converence, I couldn’t help to notice how full the WCM sessions were! On the last day of the conference there were three sessions back to back in the second biggest presentation room and all were quite full!
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    Blog: MCMS 2002 -> MOSS 2007 Web Content Management TechEd 2006 Birds-of-a-Feather session

    Today I signed up for TechEd 2006 in June… this time it’s the Boston, MA version! Got my blog added to TechEdBloggers.net , got my “I’ll be there” badge posted on my blog, and even submitted a Birds-if-a-Feather session! What’s a Birds-if-a-Feather session you ask? As the site states : A Birds of a Feather session is a one-hour open, moderated discussion on any topic of great interest to Tech·Ed conference attendees.
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    Blog: Another free chapter from our Advanced MCMS Development Book!

    Packt Publishing has made yet another chapter available for free from our book Advanced Microsoft Content Management Server Development . Chapter 8, “ Useful Placeholder Controls ” is now available on MSDN. This isn’t the first time a chapter from our book has been made available. You can find Chapter 5, “ Searching MCMS with SharePoint ” is available on MSDN.
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    Blog: Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 Service Pack 2 Resources

    The release of Service Pack 2 for MCMS 2002 includes many bug fixes but also adds support for SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio .NET 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0. The added capabilities of ASP.NET 2.0 adds many new features to the developer’s toolbox. As some may have already experienced, working on MCMS 2002 SP2 projects within VS 2005 can be a bit of a challenge. In addition, there have already been multiple problems found with SP2.
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    Blog: MCMS 2002 SP2 Resource List

    I’m in the midst of creating two MCMS 2002 SP2 sites. If you’ve done any work with VS2005/ASP.NET 2.0 for an MCMS 2002 site, you’ll know there are a ton of quirks and “features.” The two sites that contain the most information on SP2 for MCMS 2002 site developers are Stefan Goßner ’s blog and Spencer’s MCMSFAQ . I had an internal list of organized SP2 links that I decided to share as it may help others as well.
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    Blog: Office 11 Server Products Integration Contest

    Prize Let me first address the prize for this contents, as I’m sure a good percentage will participate only if the booty is worthy of their time: I have one MSDN Premier Subscriptions to give away… a TEAM SUITE Premier MSDN Subscription. This is the top-of-the-line MSDN Subscription that includes a copy of VS 2005 Team Suite Edition which includes all the solution architect, developer, and tester VS add-ins.
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    Blog: Adv MCMS Dev: Chapter 5: Searching MCMS with SharePoint now on MSDN

    MSDN now has Chapter 5 from our Advanced MCMS Development book online: » Chapter 5: Searching MCMS with SharePoint
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    Blog: Not so much of a New Year's resolution, rather a New Year's change...

    People usually start the New Year with a resolution; this time I’m doing something different. What better way to start the New Year than with a change… Those of you in the Office Server community, especially those working with SharePoint, likely know the names Bill English , Todd Bleeker , and their company, Mindsharp . If you don’t, they are highly respected SharePoint MVPs, developers and trainers. I’ve had the fortune to attend their private summits when the company I work for hired them for a few on-site training sessions early on in our SharePoint adoption.
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    Blog: Jacksonville, FL Fortune 500 looking for a .NET/CMS/SharePoint developer

    Looking for a .NET development position? Know CMS and/or SharePoint (WSS/SPS)? Want to work for a STRONG and growing company? Fidelity Information Services , a division of Fidelity National Financial , has an opening for a senior .NET developer. The usual senior .NET developer qualifications apply such as strong OO background, ability to problem solve, self-motivated, ability to multi-task (and code in multiple languages [VB.NET & C#]), troubleshoot & problem solve complex performance problems, and posses a working knowledge of MS SQL Server (2000 & 2005).
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    Blog: Buy 2 MCMS eBooks for the price of 1!

    I’m a bit late on mentioning this… For a limited time, you can purchase both eBook versions of Building Websites with Microsoft Content Management Server and Advanced Microsoft Content Managmeent Server Development for the price of 1! For those not familiar with these two books, the advanced book builds off what you learn in the first book. Check out the offer on Pact’s website here !
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    Blog: YAUOTMCMSUDAPI... some people never learn...

    What the hell is YAUOTCMSUDAPI? Yet Another Use Of The MCMS Undocumented API. While catching up on some of my RSS subscriptions, I noticed I was considerably backloged in the GotDotNet: Samples feed . While catching up, one same caught my eye: MCMS Security API for .NET . Oh boy, that looks like yet another project that uses the COM object… a quick look at the sample description sure implies it:
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    Blog: Microsoft Application Versions

    The following list contains an index of the major build and version numbers for a few Microsoft products. This list is primarily for the Office Server System (OSS) developer so it doesn’t cover all Microsoft products. It’s a work in progress… if you would like to contribute, please post to the comments of this article and include a citation where the version number can be validated. Why create a list like this?
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    Blog: Getting ready for OSS12 for existing SharePoint & CMS customers...

    Are you currently using MCMS 2002 2003, WSS, or SPS 2003? If so, you want to make sure you’re going to be in good shape for a migration path when the new versions of these applications are released in the second half of 2006. Arpan Shah posted a great article “ Getting ready for Office ‘12’ ” about things you should be thinking about WRT to your current MCMS/SharePoint deployments.
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    Blog: When installing the WSH v5.6 doesn't fix the "Method '~' of object '~' failed" DCA error in MCMS 2002

    If you don’t have the Windows Script Host v5.6 installed, when you run through the MCMS 2002 Database Configuration Application (DCA), towards the end of the process (either at the very end or in the “Committing changes” step), you’ll get the following error in a message box alert: Method ‘~’ of object ‘~’ failed. Aside from being a damn hard error to nail down, it fails the config and will keep showing up until you kill the DCA process NRDCApplication.
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    Blog: Advanced Content Management Server Development - free chapter on using SPS as a search engine

    Thanks to Patrick , Mark , and Mart for noticing that Packt (our publisher) has provided Chapter 5: Searching MCMS with SharePoint (link removed as no longer active) from our new book, Advanced Content Management Server Development , as a free PDF download for your benefit. In this chapter we discuss how you can configure SharePoint Portal Server to act as as search engine for a MCMS 2002 site, as well as how so execute queries against that search via the OOTB SharePoint web services.
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    Blog: NOW AVAILABLE - Advanced Microsoft Content Server Development

    Finally the moment I, and the rest of my fantastic co-authors, have waited for. Our book, Advanced Content Management Server Development by Packt Publishing is now available. Here’s what the Packt website has to say about the book: Advanced Content Management Server Development This book has the most in depth-coverage of important MCMS 2002 development topics found anywhere. Each author of the book is a renowned expert in the area.
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    Blog: MCMS & SharePoint MVP Blog Directory

    Others have come up with great lists of resources (like Heather’s SharePoint resource list ) and lists of bloggers (like Mark Kruger’s list ). I’ve been asked through my site, user group meetings, and via email are there any public lists containing all the MVP bloggers that are SharePoint related (such as MCMS 2002/WSS/SPS). Until now, this list didn’t exist in a consolidated format, such as an OPML (at least that I was aware of).
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    Blog: Thar be content in them hills!

    The WCM (Web Content Management) guys in Redmond now have a team blog. For those unfamiliar, WCM is the next generation of MCMS 2002. » http://blogs.msdn.com/wcm
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