words almost can’t express

Pat Hellend is a very inspiring speaker and thought leader, and I’ve enjoyed the challenge to make some of his words my own in my various attempts to express his grand thoughts and ideas with seemingly less effect.  He has put into words a recap of the past 6 turbulent months of his life, and I’d like to tell him, Thanks, for sharing another piece of his life with us.  I know that he will be with Michelle again. 

Read his blog entry here.


Telerik Editor news

Telerik is working on an upgrade to their CMS Placeholder control, and it should be available late this month, or early November.  There was some controversy about whether there would be a price tag to upgrade or not.  This has been clarified, and for CMS users, the upgrade will be free.  Please see Mark Harrison’s blog entry for the details.

How to Extend MCMS and other MCMS news

Mark Harrison, CMS Guru extraordinaire in the UK, has started another site dedicated to compatible solutions to extend Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) and SharePoint Portal Server.  This is the MCMS Plus site.  Excellent work and a great place to see all of the extensions in one place.

Also, make sure that you take a look at MCMSFAQ.com.  Spence does a great job with this one.  He has recently changed the name to MCMSFAQ.com, so please update your links.

And, congratulations to Angus Logan for being named a MVP for Content Management Server!

Commerce Server 2002 Chat

The next Commerce Server 2002 chat will be held on October 14th – 10-11AM (Pacific Time).

This is a good chance to speak with the Commerce Server product team and sometimes a developer even shows up…  You can get some great insights into Commerce Server strategy and immediate answers to your Commerce Server questions.

If you are in the Northwest and cannot make the actual time of the chat, archives are available.  If you have questions that you’d like me to ask during the chat, post them as a reply here or send them to me via email.

TechNet community chats page

Add this event to your calendar…

BizTalk Adapters for SAP and MQSeries

Two new adapters for BizTalk have launched recently, the BizTalk Adapter v2.0 for mySAP Business Suite, and the BizTalk Adapter for MQSeries v2.0

There’s a fee for the mySAP Adapter, but the MQSeries adapter is FREE! – It is included with the BizTalk Server 2004 license.  So, let’s get queuing today… 

Other queue adapters – BizTalk Server 2004 shipped with an included adapter for MSMQ v2.  A new version, which will support MSMQ v3 is being developed.  If you live in the Northwest, and are interested in learning more about this, please let me know.

NetDesk FirstLook events – October 2004

NetDesk, a local technology training company, provides “First Look” sessions periodically for a variety of Microsoft technologies.  Two of these events are being held in Bellevue, at the Microsoft office.  There are other First Look sessiong scheduled, this is only a partial list.  Please see the complete schedule.

Netdesk Presents: First Look: Windows XP Service Pack 2

Windows XP SP2 is about security and proactive protection.  See how SP2 provides improved manageability of security settings and better security information for users.  Get a look at the new Windows Firewall.  Find out what this means to you and your end users.

Netdesk Presents: First Look: SQL Server Reporting Services

Companies today are amassing an incredible amount of data on internal finances, customers, and other forces that impact their business.  However, that data is rarely in a format that makes it easy or intuitive for decision makers and planners to intelligently create and plan strategies for their organizations.  SQL Server Reporting Services changes that.


A bit slow, lately… Wazzup?

Well, my entries here have been a bit on the weak side lately…  I’ve been pinged a few times about why that is…  Let’s just say that things have been pretty busy around here, and I’ve been working with some great BizTalk and Content Management Server customers in the Northwest.  I’ll try to keep things a bit more current.  See you later today…