March 2008 Blog Posts
Like the Content Query Web Part? ...but don't wanna buy a MOSS licence so you can use it? ...and think it's a bit sucky it doesn't do rollups across Site Collections? ...and you need a web part you can trust doesn't tank your boxes or open up gaping security loopholes? Go buy the Lightning Conductor Web Part. It's really rather good.
For all you Publishing Sites nuts - AC pulled a blinder and got the book done. Go check out the TOC on his site, and then pre-order from Amazon... WROX Pro MOSS WCM 2007 Book: It's Finally Finished! (available June 2008)
"Sneaked out" on to the 'net over on Mike Watson's blog - the latest and greatest version of the SharePoint DB Mirroring White paper has must read information on topology support and SQL connection aliasing (intra-farm failover). Async isn't yet included, but nethertheless, this is an essential read. SharePoint Hosting and Development : The Newest Version of the Database Mirroring Whitepaper for SharePoint has been released
A month or so ago I joined what has become somewhat of a mini-trend amongst SharePoint types, and bought a MacBook Pro. It's not like us SharePoint heads are special (well, we are, but not because of this) and there were many others before us of course.
I had been considering a new laptop for quite a while and since the switch to proper hardware and the release of BootCamp, Apples are now a more than viable option for running Windows. The primary purpose of this machine is to run Vista (obviously), and the specs available are extremely competitive.
Now having said...