Author: Lamont


Windows Azure Appliance Announcement

Yesterday during our Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) being held in Washington, DC, Bob Muglia, President of our Server and Tools Division at Microsoft, announced the limited availability of our Windows Azure Platform Appliance. Windows Azure™ Platform Appliance is a turnkey cloud platform that customers can deploy in their own datacenter, across hundreds to thousands of servers. The Windows Azure platform appliance consists of Windows Azure, SQL Azure and a Microsoft-specified configuration of network, storage and...


Windows Azure Architecture Guide Part 1 – Released

The Microsoft patterns & practices team are up to it again.  Fresh on the heels of releasing the Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 guidance, they’ve recently released part 1 of the Windows Azure Architecture Guidance. What’s in the Windows Azure Architecture Guide – Part 1?     Component Description The Guide “Introduction to the Windows Azure Platform”provides an overview of the platform to get you started with Windows Azure. It describes web roles and worker...


Patterns & Practices Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 Released

The Microsoft patterns & practices team has recently released Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 Guidance. What’s in Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010?     Component Description The guide “Application Foundations for SharePoint 2010” describes approaches you can use to address the challenges of testability, flexibility, configuration, logging and exception handling, and maintainability; it also explains how to use the SharePoint Guidance Library components in these areas. “Execution Models in SharePoint 2010” provides deep technical insights...


SharePoint Web Part Visibility Filter Web Part

I was recently contacted through my blog with a question on how to dynamically hide/show a web part on a web part page based on a user’s selection of a UI element on the page.  While there’s several methods you could employ to perform this task, one nice, neat implementation that you could leverage is posted up on our CodePlex site called the SharePoint Web Part Visibility Filter Web Part. Through the implementation of this web...


Track Stimulus Spending with SharePoint… new site LIVE on SharePoint Server 2007

One of the cool aspects of working at Microsoft is the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects.  It’s truly been a pleasure working on some great internet facing SharePoint websites that showcase the platform’s ability to service some of the internet’s most demanding websites and show it’s effectiveness as a web content management platform. Today, the newly redesigned/re-architected website that’s running completely on SharePoint Server 2007 was launched! is a government website...

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