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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.

Aug
9
answered Wireframing, mockup and interaction flow tools for SharePoint sites
Aug
9
answered Sharepoint 2010 Condition List validation?
Aug
9
comment Should I use a third-party logging framework?
Log to the ULS. You can do it with a single line of code or you can create a (small) wrapper class to do it (with custom "Prodcts" in the log so you can separate them out). The ULS log viewer is a great tool because you can monitor each server in real-time and see what's coming from ULS. Don't reinvent the wheel with log4net or some other logging system (and definately not Enterprise Library, that's overkill).
Jul
21
answered Is it possible to create a Document Set via Web Services
Jul
18
answered Enabling a Button on the Ribbon Based on Selection
Jul
13
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
28
comment How can I export a schema.xml file for a list from a SharePoint site?
Thanks John. Yeah, the path needs to be there in case you're in a subsite (just leave it blank if you're at the root).
Jun
24
answered How can I export a schema.xml file for a list from a SharePoint site?
Jun
24
comment How do you get the current list item in JavaScript?
Thanks. Didn't know about the CountDictionary call which can be useful if you need to know the number of items. In my example I posted you can just use for(k in items) to loop through everything returned from getSelectedItems(ctx)
Jun
21
awarded  Revival
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
17
answered How to set Boolean metadata using UpdateListItems?
Jun
17
answered What is the best practice to implement search to index XML files?
May
31
comment Make a copy of sharepoint site under a new name
SPDoctors answer should be marked as the answer based on your original question of making a copy SiteA to SiteB. In your original URLs Export/Import will work fine. In your response you say "if siteB exist[e] i get SPServer/Collection/SiteB/SiteA". If you did the export/import you would not get this. Please provide the exact PS command you're using.
May
31
answered Can You Enhance the “Export to Spreadsheet” Action for SharePoint Lists?
May
27
awarded  Revival
May
27
awarded  Nice Answer
May
27
awarded  Commentator
Apr
29
awarded  Yearling
Apr
29
comment How to set Boolean metadata using UpdateListItems?
Have you tried setting the value as "Yes"?