Has Clippy been replaced with "Stapley"?

February 27, 2007
I previously posted about Clippy being retired from the Microsoft Office product. It looks like Google might be adding a new persona to their search engine, “Stapley”.

“It looks like you’re searching for porn!”


Remaining application templates for WSSv3 released

February 22, 2007

The Microsoft SharePoint team have just announced that the 20 remaining Application Templates of the “Fantastic 40” are now available for download!

[via Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog]

These server admin templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 provide more enhanced functionality than the first 20 templates, including some with built-in workflows, heavily customized lists and libraries, and advanced data views. Moreover, these new templates (full descriptions here) are available not just in English but 10 additional languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese (BR), Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Chinese (simplified), and Chinese (traditional). The additional languages will be available within the next few days. You can try out the fully functional demo versions of the English templates here, here, or here.


MOSSIG Updater Vista Sidebar Gadget

February 21, 2007

I have just submitted my first Vista Sidebar Gadget, download it at Live Gallery.

The Microsoft Office System Special Interest Group (MOSSIG) meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month in Melbourne and Sydney. This gadget is a countdown timer to next MOSSIG meeting, with the meeting agenda in flyout. You can select either Melbourne or Sydney in the settings to get local meeting content.


MOSSIG Meeting – 28 February 2007

February 18, 2007

This months MOSSIG meeting will again be at Microsoft Southbank, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place Southbank on 28 February 2007 at 5:30 (pizza, drinks and networking), 6:00pm (presentation starts).

Show and Tell Session

Willy Vloedmans has developed a simple add-in for Excel that enables rapid navigation to workbooks and worksheets, especially when they contain hundreds of pages. Willy will show case his handy work for the MOSSIG group.

Business Session

Tim Wragg has expanded his show and tell session that was planned for last month and will be presenting a business session on conducting effective meetings using Microsoft Office OneNote.

Technical Session

Marc Dimmick will be diving into Groove to show how to customise and extend Microsoft Office Groove 2007.

To register please email register@mossig.net by COB Monday 26th February 2007.


MOSSIG are also working with Steve Iatropoulous to arrange more Live Meetings this year for preview presentation to the ANZ Office Usergroups. The next Live Meeting will be on 14 March 2007 10am-12pm EST and will present Chris Boyd from the Project product group to discuss Microsoft Project 2007. I will be providing more information and the Live Meeting links in the next MOSSIG newsletter/update.

If you would like to recieve the monthly MOSSIG newsletter send an email to info@victoriadotnet.com.au and request to be added to the mailing list.


Will, the BBQ king!

February 13, 2007

My employer SDM just purchased a BBQ for our Melbourne office, so I just had to wheel it out the front of the office and test it out for my lunch…yummy snags!


Bug with Admin jobs in MOSS

February 9, 2007

A colleague of mine Elaine van Bergen has just made me aware of a bug in SharePoint 2007 to do with time zones. The issue means that jobs like deploying InfoPath forms and other tasks (anything using the admin jobs) take over an hour, which is an absolute pain for development. If you experience this problem set your virtual image to a time zone without daylight savings, reset IIS and the jobs will run quickly again.


More CodeJedi logos

February 8, 2007

Earlier this year I put out the call to design some CodeJedi.NET logos for my blog site. I thought I would share a few more of the submitted designs with you (thanks Chris and Andrew).