We have lift off!

Yesterday I attended the Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference now I have to say that mobile development isn’t my primary job function but I have dabbled here and there in creating mobile apps.


All in all this was a great day, with some great pressos from the likes of Dr, Neil Roodyn and Dr Pete Stanski. Of course this was all topped off by a free I-Mate SP5 which I have to admit isn’t a bad little phone.


There was one other thing that happened yesterday that is also worth mention, as you may recall I recently put up a post about a new usergroup that will be focusing on the Microsoft Office 2007 System and now it’s official we have our first meeting date set in stone the 27th of June is when we will be kicking off. Until then we’ll all be working hard to get a nice new Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 web site up and running for all to see. I’ll also be trying to get some nice little goodies out of MS for this launch meeting so watch this space.


So I hear you say “This is great Ben but it like a month away what can I do till then” well there are 2 things you can do


  1. Book out the 27th of June in your calendar
  2. The Office 2007 Beta 2 was released earlier this week by now with any luck the masses should have died down and access should be readily available so head on over to http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/default.mspx and check it out.

Until then I’ll keep you updated as things happen.


 

Update

Well people it’s been a while (almost a month) since I last posted here so I thought a quick update post was in order.


Not too much has been happening for me over the last month I’ve been working, working some more and then for a change a little more work. Obviously this is getting into my busy time of year so finding time to make a post is getting scarce I do have 2 big highlights though


  1. I’m going to the Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference this Thursday this will be a great day covering everything from app development to data storage all with mobile devices.
  2. I found out this week that I’ll be presenting at Tech Ed 2006. So far all I know is that I’ll be teamed up with one of the MS guys but I’ll keep you posted as I get closer to the date. With Beta 2 of Office 2007 just around the corner this year is going to have some awesome presentations, not to mention some cool new features to showcase for InfoPath ;o)

anyway it’s back to work for me so I’ll check back latter

New usergroup in the making

It’s been a while since I’ve made a post here so I figured it would be good to give you all a quick update on whats been happening lately.


So as we all know Office 2007 is on the way, as with any new software release and especially one as big as Office comes a whole lot of new quesions like “why has this object model changed?”, “whats so different between SharePoint Portal server and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server?” and of course “what on earth happened to the tool bars in all my favourite office applications?”. With this in mind I met with 3 other colleagues Tim Wragg, Ed Richard, and William Cornwill to discuss the possiblity of starting a new usergroup dedicated to the pursuit of all things Office 2007. Of course at the moment we are in inital stages of getting this group up and running. However it would be great to get some feedback from people out there as to what you would like out of this usergroup discussion boards, blogs, presentation topics, freebies? etc…


So have a think about it, crank up your Office 2007 Beta 1 Tech Refresh and find out what you don’t know, then shoot through a reply to this message and we’ll see what we can do