A Dummies Guide to SharePoint and jQuery–Getting Started

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/SoYouKnow/archive/2011/07/28/a-dummies-guide-to-sharepoint-and-jqueryndashgetting-started.aspx I have several conferences coming up where I’ll be talking about jQuery and best practices around deployment, maintenance, and performance tuning in SharePoint and I find that I never have enough time to talk about everything I’d like. So I thought I’d write a few blogs about the subject from a complete beginners standpoint. After all, we were all beginners once and nothing frustrates me more than finding a solution to a problem, but then having no idea how to implement it. Also, in subsequent blogs I’ll be touching on using SPServices for SharePoint 2007 and Continue reading A Dummies Guide to SharePoint and jQuery–Getting Started

What’s YOUR Status in the SharePoint Community?

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/SoYouKnow/archive/2011/07/12/whatrsquos-your-status-in-the-sharepoint-community.aspx So, there are a few large SharePoint events coming up including SPSNYC, SPSTC, and the pinnacle of SharePoint conferences The Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, CA. As these events approach it becomes more and more important that we label each other effectively. We need to know who is cool and who to avoid. Should I walk up and shake your hand when I see you or quickly cross to the other side of the room?? These are important questions! Are you a SharePoint Rock Star with legions of adoring fans, your own clothing line, and a Continue reading What’s YOUR Status in the SharePoint Community?

Microsoft Listens – Send an unsung hero to SPC

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/SoYouKnow/archive/2011/07/01/microsoft-listens—send-an-unsung-hero-to-spc.aspx So, a couple of weeks ago the blogosphere was abuzz with several posts about the SharePoint Community and Microsoft’s role in supporting the community including my post: Is the SharePoint Community Past Its Prime? Some people disagreed with me, some agreed with me, and some REALLY agreed with me in private. And do you know what else happened? Chris Johnson (@LoungeFlyZ) Project Manager for SharePoint at Microsoft read the blog… and it got him thinking. He sent me a very cryptic message saying that he appreciated what I had to say and it got them thinking. Continue reading Microsoft Listens – Send an unsung hero to SPC