New blog location

December 11, 2007

Hi there, I am in the process of migrating this blog from here at WordPress to my new MSDN blog. I will be transferring all of my previous articles over to this new blog. I will be adjusting the RSS feed to the new location and you will also be able to access the new site via So pretty much you won’t need to do anything.

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New blog:
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MOSSIG Christmas Party

December 10, 2007

The MOSSIG End of Year Christmas party is on this Wednesday 12th December 2007 at 5:30pm at Microsoft Southbank.  To register for the meeting/party please email by COB Tuesday 11th December 2007.


Ben Walters – Will be your MC for the night and will provide an overview of plans for MOSSIG next year and the Melbourne Office Devcon 2008.

Office System 2007 Solution Showcase and Contest – These sessions aim to show what members have been up to in 2007.  The MOSSIG Board have selected five solutions which will be presented by the selected members. These presentations will provide a great look into what’s possible with the Microsoft Office System 2007 and the presenters have been asked to pay special attention to the real world experience their project has to offer and share with the group.

1. Tim Wragg, Professional Advantage – WSS Extranet using forms Authentication and Integration into Dynamics GP and CRM.

2. Elaine Van Bergen, Strategic Data Management – South East Water’s CMS Implementation with Excel Services

3. Eben Illingworth, Professional Advantage – Rolling out the MOSS Enterprise Platform to a scalable, secure infrastructure

4. Kevin Ramsey, The Online Workshop – VSTO and Outlook – the creation of the SmartAsset product.

5. Rai Umar, Uniqueworld – Forms and Workflow using MOSS

After the presentations the audience can ask questions and vote for their favourite solution presenter who will win a copy of Office 2007 Ultimate.

Rai Umair – Rai will be launching the brand new MOSSIG web site.

Plus plenty of networking opportunity, giveaways and bubbles!

DON’T FORGET  – Bring your business cards for prize draws!  Just for showing up you will be eligible for the draw of a copy of Visual Studio Professional, and don’t forget bring your business card to enter.

Microsoft SharePoint Developer Documentation Team Blog

December 10, 2007

The Microsoft SharePoint Developer Documentation Team have started blogging, if you are a SharePoint developer, then this resource is going to be essential.

Visit their new blog at:

There first couple of blog posts are fantastic;

  • Extending Workflow Actions for SharePoint Designer
  • SharePoint Resource Center Pages Now Live
  • SharePoint SDKs Machine Translation Pilot
  • Creating new .ACTIONS files for code-free workflow editors
  • Content Migration in SharePoint
  • Content Migration in SharePoint (Post 2)
  • Customising Alert Notifications and Alert Templates in Windows SharePoint

Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House?

December 4, 2007


On the Windows Home Server Team are posting a series of hilarious videos that both describe the product and help solidify the definition of the category.

They have also commissioned a funny fake children’s book titled “Mommy, Why is there a Server in my House?” which will help parents explain why there is a new member of the family. A teaser of the book is on right now; it will soon be available in many other forms…they’ll actually be selling it on Amazon.

Check out the Microsoft Windows Home Server Team blog at