MOSSIG Meeting 27th June 2007

June 22, 2007

The next MOSSIG meeting will be this coming Wednesday 27th June 2007 at 5.30pm. The venue will again be the Microsoft Innovation Center, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank. If you want to know how to find the meeting visit the MOSSIG website and check out the Virtual Earth map on the home page.

The agenda for this months meeting will be:

Show and Tell Session

Using mapping in to assist productivity (Daniel Colarossi)

• Microsoft Virtual Earth • Windows SharePoint Services • Microsoft Office Outlook

Daniel Colarossi is a Solution Specialist with Strategic Data Management (SDM). Daniel has been developing some cool Virtual Earth based solutions and this month he will be showing us how to get Virtual Earth inside Outlook and SharePoint and hopefully how to behave itself while in there.

Business Session

Successful SharePoint Adoption (Brian Cook)

• Windows SharePoint Services • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

Brian Cook is the co-founder and CEO of OBS and is also a board member of MOSSIG. This month Brian will talk about the issues affecting SharePoint adoption and provide strategies that can be used to increase usage and ROI.

Technical Session

Deploying InfoPath forms using Outlook 2007 (Ben Walters)

• Microsoft Office InfoPath • Microsoft Office Outlook

Ben Walters is a Solution Specialist with Strategic Data Management (SDM). Ben is an InfoPath MVP and specialises in custom developed solutions. He is also a board member of MOSSIG. He has presented at numerous technical events including MOSSIG, TechEd and APAC SharePoint Conference and this month Ben will be showing us how to deploy InfoPath 2007 forms using Outlook 2007.

To register for the meeting please email by COB Tuesday 26th June 2007.


MossAdRotator available for download

June 11, 2007

Quite a few people have asked me for a downable copy of the MossAdRotator control I discussed in March, so I have created a C# class file that you can download.

BDC Meta Man updated

June 6, 2007


I previously posted about a product called BDC Meta Man well the good news is that an updated version with improved functionality has been released. has a great post about the improved features (“BDC Meta Man functionality improved for Developer and Professional versions – released“).

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New K2 Insider – Congratulations Chris!

June 6, 2007

A colleague of mine Chris O’Connor (a.k.a Grumpy Wookie) has just become a K2 Insider. Chris operates two blogs, a personal blog at and a K2.NET focused developer blog at

The K2 Insider program is similar to the Microsoft MVP program and there are only about 20 people that have been chosen from around the world based on their advanced K2 platform expertise and historical work in the K2 community – so congratulations Chris on being recognised for you expertise.

K2 have also launched a new developer community Web site called K2 Underground,, a community-driven Web site designed to empower K2 users and partners.

K2 InsiderK2 Grumpy's not wise to upset a wookie...

Photos with my new Olympus SP-550UZ

June 1, 2007

On the 21st May 2007 I posted about my new purchase, an Olympus SP-550UZ camera.   I thought I would provide an update.  This camera is fantastic, it has loads of features and a massive zoom.  I also purchased a 2GB Olympus xD memory card and now I am able to take Panoramic shots which can be stitched together using the Olympus Master 2 software that came with the camera. I have been playing around with taking shots of blades of grass, mushrooms, flowers, mountains, trees, the buildings in Clunes, my children and all manner of things (I just cannot seem to put it down).  My favourite shots have been of the Moon and Sun.

Sun Moon by day Moon at night