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Bil Simser is an independent Solutions Architect with over 15 years in software development. He has helped build many large-scale mission critical systems along the way. In his role as a mentor, he guides clients on how to implement development standards and guidelines, evaluates and recommends new tools and technologies, and helps teams and projects progress into the .NET world. Bil also has a special interest in coaching clients on Agile and General Software Development Best Practices.

Bil has been involved with Microsoft's .NET platform since the early betas and has a deep passion for good Architecture and Software Design. He specializes in SharePoint, .NET, Agile, TDD, and computer game programming. Bil also runs several successful open-source projects. He contributes to the software development community, taking the time to review and edit SharePoint and Agile publications, and speak at user groups, code camps, and conferences, including TechEd, DevConnections, PDC, and DevTeach.

Bil has been a Microsoft SharePoint MVP since 2004 and a member of the MSDN Canada Speakers Bureau. Bil currently lives and works in Alberta, Canada, with his wife, daughter, a Beowulf cluster of computers, every gaming console known to man, and a small menagerie of animals.

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comment SharePoint Migration from Dev to Live
Thanks for the formatting suggestions!
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comment Add huge number of folders
There is a technical limit yes, but given a design of this nature it's a bad design regardless if you can do it technically. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.
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comment Add huge number of folders
++1 I don't recommend this design, even in a file system. Use site collections, sites, document libraries, meta data, views, then finally folders as a last level.
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comment SharePoint Migration from Dev to Live
@BlueChippy Various tools but everything is packaged into a solution in Visual Studio. For example I'll create a feature for a master page with CSS, deply the feature, edit the files in SPD and fold them back into the solution for deployment to an environment.
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comment InfoPath Form Naming Methods
This is the process most people do. Just configure the library to allow overwrites when you save the form and you'll be golden.