Daily Archives: April 29, 2005

BlogCast: Collaborating with a Team Sharepoint site

So when does a demo, stop being a demo, and become a blogcast?  When it’s linked to from a blog……

I came across this demo on the Office site today, and thought it was worth blogging about. There are also links to other Office demos too.   

They are rather slick though, and I do like the home grown feel of blogcasts and how “real” they are.  Steve summed things up well with his explanation

  • Anyone can post them
  • No special software/hardware is required to either view or produce them
  • Microsoft have no control over them – in other words the IT Pro community(you!) decide which are good based on the number of hits you make on them
  • They are concise, to the point, pieces of advice/demonstrations that enable you to take action and get more value from the software you already have – they are definately NOT about getting you to buy stuff
  • Many people are creating new blogcasts every day
  • They are short hence require little of YOUR time, little of the author’s time & can be accessed from low bandwidth connections
  • The are practical
  • They don’t contain any padding hence they get to the point straight away unlike many webcasts!
  • They are free to view and free to produce

So I’ll get back to creating some more home grown blogcasts based on what you want to see.  Mind you, looking at the statistics, all you want to do is play with your Smartphone and customise your OWA skin to something funky!

What else do you want to see?


LCS 2005 Service Pack 1 released.

Live Communications Server 2005 SP1 is now available so you can now use features like federation, Public IM Connectivity (PIC), and support for the new Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 client.  In addition, there is increased security offered with the URL blocking and SPIM filters to help stop the spread if IM worms. 

Live Communications Server 2005 Service Pack 1 (Build 5470) upgrade is available here:

The 120-day Trial Download that contains LCS 2005 with Integrated SP1 is available here:

The release includes:
Live Communications Server 2005 SP1 SE/EE MSDN CDs, VL CDs and the Eval CD (Build 5470)
Live Communications Server 2005 SP1 SE/EE Upgrade web packages (Build 5470)
Live Communications Server 2005 SP1 SE/EE Eval web packages (Build 5470)

SP1 Documentation on Office Online 
Live Communications Server 2005 with Service Pack 1 Planning Guide
Live Communications Server 2005 Address Book Service Planning and Deployment Guide
Updating to Service Pack 1 and Enabling Public IM Connectivity
Live Communications Server 2005 with Service Pack 1 Feature Guide