Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Final School Update and some SharePoint Thoughts

Well, I was going to continue this quarter with a Project Management cluster, but I have 3 major projects that are ramping up at work and baby #2 is due right after the quarter would end.  The workload the teacher was assigning was just too much to keep up with around all of that so I dropped it.

I'm thinking it will be a while before I start back up again.  The wife and I were talking about it and there's just so much work involved that I'll lose out on family time.  My daughter is turning 3 so we'll have 2 under 4 years.  There's a bunch of fun stuff that I don't want to miss out on so odds are I'll wait until later.  I'm thinking to start up again when they're teenagers and are going through that "I hate my parents" stage.

To recap last quarter, I finished with 2 A's and a B.  I missed a class because I was sick and that probably did in the third A.  That's quite unfortunate, but I'll take what I got.

Some quick hits that are SharePoint related:

  • Security-trimmed columns should have been available in MOSS.  The only answer I found was to hide the few from crawling that are deemed high security and then remove from view and edit forms.
  • The company bought me a bunch of SharePoint tech manuals.  I'm hoping to do some detailed skimming over the next several weeks and try to provide some reviews.  Here's a list of the books (Title - Authors - Publisher):
    • SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development - Connell - Wrox
    • SharePoint 2007 Design - Sanford, Drisgill, Drinkwine, Cavusoglu - Wrox
    • Real World SharePoint 2007 - Hillier - Wrox
    • SharePoint 2007 Development - Holliday, Alexander, Julian, Robilard, Schwartz, Ranlett, Attis, Buenz, Rizzo - Wrox
    • Inside the Index and Search Engines: Office SharePoint Server 2007 - Tisseghem, Fastrup - Microsoft
    • Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Unleashed - Noel, Spence - SAMS
    • Beginning SharePoint 2007 Administration - Husman - Wrox
    • Workflow in the 2007 Microsoft Office System - Mann - APress
    • Professional Windows PowerShell - Watt - Wrox
    • Building the SharePoint User Experience - Furuknap - APress
  • If you're interested in SharePoint 2010 and aren't watching the free webcasts by Critical Path Training, then your really missing out.  I've watched chunks of the 3 that have released.  These are quality presenters.  Actually, many of the names are on the list of authors above or have written other SharePoint books.  There's 7 more scheduled (series of 10 for those of you not wanting to do the math).  

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