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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.

Apr
18
comment Web part filtering
I would seriously reconsider the JavaScript notion. You may not like it, but it's a core part of SharePoint (already in 2007 but even bigger in 2010). JavaScript is really the way to get your site to work dynamically and light it up without having to write C# code. Low impact and easy to maintain. Discarding it is going to just make things more difficult and cause you to have to write server side code for things that don't really need it. SPServices + jQuery + 5 lines of code will get you what you need here.
Dec
18
comment Best practice for easy deployment of multiple solutions
Okay, check out Eli Robillards WSPSolution project on CodePlex here: codeplex.com/WSPSolution It supports any number of solution packages although you do have to structure your solution a specific way it is a good practice he provides here.
Dec
17
answered Best practice for easy deployment of multiple solutions
Oct
12
answered SharePoint Migration from Dev to Live
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12
answered How are you doing automated testing?
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10
answered How Fast Will People Migrate to SharePoint 2010?
Oct
9
answered Quick steps to making SharePoint 2007 cross-browser sexy
Oct
9
answered Launching a successful intranet site
Oct
9
answered SharePoint Layered Architecture App
Oct
9
answered Has anyone optimized the front-end (css/javascript files) of a SharePoint site
Oct
8
answered List of SharePoint development tools
Oct
8
answered List of SharePoint development tools
Oct
8
answered Working in a team of multiple SharePoint developers
Oct
8
answered List of SharePoint development tools
Oct
7
answered VSeWSS vs WSPBuilder vs STSDEV for WSS 3.0 / SharePoint 2007 development
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7
answered Updating connection for BDC to a different SQL Server