Monthly Archive: September 2005

Listening to your documents

One of my friends (Simon) who doesn’t have a blog sent me this article which I though would be a really great post on using text to speech software…. For those of us who spend more than half an hour driving to work each day you may have sometimes wondered...

How quickly will Microsoft deploy Office 12 client?

Wondering whether to deploy office 12 beta to some of your users,  this is Microsoft’s current plan: Dogfood 4,  the version being demonstrated to partners at the beginning of August – 100 people in Microsoft Dogfood 4 plus patch, the version I think will be available at the time of...

Some interesting statistics about SharePoint within Microsoft

These are a sample of statistics about SharePoint deployment in Microsoft, version 2 Biggest deployment anywhere 4 Farms 115 servers 6 Million documents (not many) 6 tera-bytes of data (its not a file system replacement!) 90,000 sites – including personal sites

Office 12 – Access enhancements

The main themes are: Easier to get started Adapt to your needs Easy to share Easy to manage It’s interesting that none of these seem to address the biggest issue I see which Access usage in the corporate environment which is a concern over the following: Data silos being created...

Office 12 – SharePoint – data store enhancements

There are lots of changes to the data storage services in SharePoint 3, ie Office 12 System, these are the ones I noticed: Everything in WSS now seems to be built on the list type,  this is really important as it means that all of the services and UI created...

Changes to the SharePoint Architecture

Administration: Administration is generally simpler and more consistent The UI is more extensible by third party applications,  the standard UI no longer needs to be replaced in order to be extended The Admin UI supports more delegation of administration Extranet: Much improved support for Extranet deployment Improved resource management Ability...

More on Project Server for Office 12

All Project Server functions are exposed as a set of web services.  Just like Office Client interacts with WSS,  Project Professionals integration with Project Server as also completely achieved via these web services,  which means other clients or server solutions can also be integrated using these web service interfaces. These...

OneNote Office 12

I use OneNote now and then and have never really become convinced about its utility as a universal Note Taking solution,  for the following main reasons: Layout controls are limited Nervousness about use on two or more machines Difficulty sharing notes with other people who don’t use OneNote I am...

SharePoint and Frontpage

FrontPage investments professional web design SharePoint no-code applications great integration with the rest of the Microsoft web authoring platform Front page has made big improvements in compliance with web standards Dataview web part, used to integrate diverse data sources and present them through SharePoint WYSIWYG design experience conditional formatting static...