Great post on Content Deployment in SharePoint

One of the more mis-understood features in SharePoint is the Content Deployment functionality that was introduced in MOSS 2007.  Stefan Gossner has a very detailed post on many of the common problems people can run into when first using this new capability.  I definitely recommend taking a look if you’re doing Content Management in SharePoint.

http://blogs.technet.com/stefan_gossner/pages/content-deployment-best-practices.aspx

GeekAustin first event of the year next week!

Same time, same place, new date.  GeekAustin will be having the first meeting of the year at Union Park (on 6th) next Tuesday!  It’s also a Tweetup party as well – so watch the birdie and head up to the roof with your texting digits well practiced and stretched.  Or put on a bit of hair gel and head to the back for a new, wonderful headshot for your speaking engagements!

http://geekaustin.org/  See you there!

University classes on YouTube

I’ve been meaning to dig in, but I got a ping earlier today and took another look.  With everything going on right now in the world, it’s always good to try to keep up and continue building a strong base of knowledge.  I use The Teaching Company (www.teach12.com) for opening up new thoughts and concepts, but it turns out that MIT and Stanford at least are opening up a lot of their courses on Youtube.  Everything from Geography to Linear Algebra to Computer software and Hardware Design.  VERY impressive.

Stanford:  http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=stanforduniversity&view=playlists

MIT:  http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MIT&view=playlists

Free SharePoint Developer Training in Houston

Alex Holcombe is doing one of his outstanding events on using SharePoint as a development platform.  If you haven’t heard him speak and are interested in SharePoint, I highly recommend going.  And if you have heard him speak, I don’t need to recommend, you’ll probably sign up with or without my recommendation. :-)  Details below!

 

Delivering Enterprise Ready SharePoint Solutions

How to use SharePoint to build Enterprise Applications

(Team Suite, SQL Server, Capacity Planning) 

 

With SharePoint you can deliver solutions with powerful workflows, rigorous reporting and an elegant user interface.  And your time to market can be faster than ever.  Development in SharePoint is a game changing approach to many business problems. 

Learn how you create solutions rapidly and with SharePoint using the proven software development processes in Team Foundation Server (TFS). 

Topics to be covered:

- What makes SharePoint a powerful development environment?

- What tools are available to enhance your development projects?

- How do you manage large project teams in this environment?

- How do you manage Development, Test and Deploy processes?

- How do you meet project objectives on time, budget and functionality?

 

Why you should attend:

The half day seminar is available through Microsoft and AIS, a leader in software engineering.  Alex Holcombe, a Principal with AIS and a thought leader in development methodologies will be presenting.  Alex has developed world class solutions for major companies and governments using SharePoint.

Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009

Time: 1:30- 4:30 pm

 

To register:

Click to Register or call 877.673.8368 with event code 1032401334.

 

Location:

Microsoft Office

2000 West Sam Houston Parkway

South, Suite 350

Houston, Texas 77042

Update on the SXSWi Accelerator

If you’re waiting for the last minute to apply, well you’ve done it!  Tomorrow’s the deadline, but we’ve got you a bit of an inside line.  Jake McKee is on the Board of Advisors and is a great person to contact about throwing your hat into the ring.  You can contact him over at http://www.communityguy.com/2121/does-your-startup-need-national-coverage/ – I want to see lots of our StartupWeekend and InnovationCamp participants flooding the applications!

Boku is now Kodu

And if you’re scratching your head about that one, take a look at the new page up at http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/kodu/ .

Announced as Boku at PDC, Kodu is a great project using a world simulator environment and a graphical language for writing programs to bring the concepts of processes and programming to very early ages.  To show just how radical the programming environment is, it can ONLY be used with a game controller – everything is keyed off of using the controller to manipulate the environment and write programs in it.