My friend Chris made a very accurate observation the other day about my blog I believe his exact words were “Ben your blog has died in the ass” this is very true my bogging of late has been pretty much non-existent.
The reason for this is that for the past month I have been making my way up the west coast of the US with my wife. You can check out the full details of the trip here but you don’t need to check out the blog to know it was an awesome trip.
So why the month long holiday, well partly because we could and also the MVP world summit was on in Seattle so we figured it would be a good chance to get some holiday time in on the way.
But enough about the trip why the sudden urge to start posting again, well mainly because Chris berated me about it J but also there a couple of cool things going on at the moment that I thought I should let you all know about.
Firstly I’ve been asked to review a book on InfoPath 2007 and Form Services. Apart from being a huge book it seems to be the first decent effort at a single stop place for all your InfoPath questions, I’m not all the way through yet but I’ll keep you posted on how it shapes up.
Secondly the APAC (Australia Pacific) SharePoint Conference for 2007 is on in May, the site is now live so you can register and checkout all the sessions http://www.microsoftsharepoint.com
Thirdly Nick Barclay (from SDM’s Sydney office) has just released a book on Business Scorecard Manager Congratulations Nick! I’m not a big BI person myself but if you are I would recommend checking this one out Nick is one of the most passionate Business Intelligence specialists I know.
Well that’s it for now Chris I hope this quenches your thirst for a post from my blog for the time being. Everyone else I’ll catch you on the next post