Bill Baer /bɛːr/

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Bill Baer /bɛːr/
Bill Baer is a Senior Product Manager for Microsoft 365 at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.



Search notes, new apis

New APIs (preview) are available for Microsoft Search. These new APIs include Bookmarks and QnA. If you’re unfamiliar with Bookmarks and QnA, you can get caught up here: Answers in Microsoft Search Bookmark answers versus authoratative pages bookmark resource type A bookmark is an administrative answer in Microsoft Search results for common search queries in an organization. A bookmark has many properties which allow administrators to make common resources more accessible in their organization.

Developing SharePoint Applications

Do you have questions or are you looking for best practices on integrating line of business applications with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, taking advantage of publishing and content oriented capabilities, or creating collaborative interactions around business processes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I’d recommend reading the just published content, Developing SharePoint Applications, in the Patterns and Practices Developer Center. This guidance will help developers and architects accelerate construction of advanced applications through both examples and documentation, ensures alignment with recommendations and best practices and compliments existing platform documentation.

Dynamic Application of Master Pages in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

I’ve spent the past two months in various locations across the West coast speaking on governance in SharePoint Products and Technologies and one of the most common points of discussion is enabling a consistent look and feel across sites and Webs. While most commonly this is achieved through employing a master page, many organizations either limit the distribution of Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 or do not use Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 in their organizations, while there are many articles across numerous blogs providing prescriptive guidance on master page development, Feature stapling, and other variations to support the implementation of master pages, I’ve yet to find a complete tutorial on implementing master pages using a combination of Feature stapling and a Feature Receiver.

Just Published - August 2007

Building Simple Custom Approval Workflows with InfoPath 2007 Forms - Creating and Editing Custom Document Information Panels from Office SharePoint Server 2007 - Integrating Siebel CRM with Office SharePoint Server 2007 -

Release SharePoint Software Development Kits are available from the Microsoft Download Center

Release versions of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SharePoint Software Development Kits are available from the Microsoft Download Center! Download the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and ECM Starter Kit for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Enterprise Content Management development; this download is intended for MOSS developers, if you are interested in developing on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, keep reading… Contents: SharePoint Server 2007 SDK Documentation

MOSS 2007 & WSS 3.0 RTM Software Development Kits

The Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 RTM Software Development Kit have been released to MSDN; for those looking for the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Software Development Kit click here, each includes documentation, as well as code examples within the topics and contains the highest-priority documentation for developing on each platform. I’d be interested to hear what others are developing and how the information contained in the SDK’s contributed to that project.
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