I wanted to say thanks to all who have visited my blog over the years. I have not been able to keep up due to increasing demand on internal projects related to SharePoint customization and integrations. However, I have not forgotten to update it. I will do my best to post at least once every two weeks.
On a different note…are you going to attend the Microsoft Office Developers Conference 2008 in San Jose, California? If not, then consider it. If you didn't know, well, now you do. I will definitely be there. I believe with the releases of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, .NET Framework 3.5, SilverLight 1.0, and SQL Server 2008 we have what is made up to be an incredible year of feverish learning and implementing.
The Office Developers Conference will undoubtedly help you determine if some of the new capabilities that have been released will require you to integrate or use any one of the new products to obtain its full potential. I could guarantee that it will – that is unless you are hoping to integrate new with old. I would guess that is about 85% of what application development teams in most medium to large firms do, so how about you?
My firm is taking full advantage of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for its intranet and extranet capabilities. We are excited to see how we could make it do more for us with all of our projects. We have also implemented the Scrum methodology of the Agile Framework to quickly deliver services to the business. With it, we look at new offerings and where it makes sense we integrate them into the project. It makes for sets of great projects. I am excited to see that with the upcoming service pack for MOSS 2007 coming out on 12/11/2007 we are going to be able to make our SharePoint web parts be AJAX driven. We have done our best with this capability already, but we have much to do to increase the user experience as we ensure proper and efficient functionality.
So, what are you looking forward to with the upcoming product releases? Also, what do you want me to blog about? Feel free to let me know. I will definitely prioritize it and respond appropriately.