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SharePoint Developing Resources and Hobbyist vs Professional
Happy Tuesday!  One of the best things about a long weekend is the short workweek, unless of course you're behind on your work.
Over the weekend, the SharePoint Designer Team Blog had a post linking to training material for SharePoint Designer 2007.  I followed the link and it turns out the training package is $250 a year for about 9 videos covering SharePoint Designer.  I balked at the price at first, but considering you also get access to tons of other Microsoft training videos, such as ASP.NET 2.0, the new Expression Studio, and some of the Office 2007 programs, this could be a great way to get up to speed on a lot of these technologies.  I may try it out and I'll submit a review if I do.
I found a link in another blog referencing a CAML Query Tool that helps you build CAML queries.  This seems like something I could use, but quite honestly, I need to see with my eyes (as in a screencast) how CAML queries are used and what they do before I'll be able to implement them.  I think it's something I should probably know how to use, but then again, I haven't seen a case yet where somebody said, "Look at what I did with CAML queries, and this is how I did it from beginning to end."
Robert Bogue (I'm assuming it's him; the person who left the comment takes credit for article) left a comment on my post about my SharePoint Identity Crisis in which he referenced an article he had written about the difference between a "hobbyist" and a "professional."  I really appreciate his thoughts, and I think it's interesting how technologies such as SharePoint have the power to even bring up such a discussion.  Here's some stuff Robert wrote that I found interesting:

After reading Robert's article on the difference between a hobbyist and a professional, I would still label myself a hobbyist, but I might also label myself as an "aspiring SharePoint professional."  Now that has a nice ring to it!

Have a great week!


Yep, it was me

I did comment on your previous blog post and now this one too ;)
at 9/15/2007 10:34 AM