Irving Langmuir had an interesting career in science. He made countless discoveries an inventions including the diffusion pump, atomic hydrogen welding, submarine detection devices and the gas-filled incandescent light bulb, and even coined the word “plasma”. What is really interesting for me, however, is that in 1953 he coined the term “pathological science“, describing research conducted with accordance to the scientific method, but tainted by unconscious bias or subjective effects. This is in contrast to pseudoscience, which has no pretense of following the scientific method. In his original speech, he presented ESP and flying saucers as examples of pathological science; since then, the label has been applied to polywater and cold fusion.
Microsoft SharePoint Online introduces a new application which will streamline the custom solution review process: the Microsoft SharePoint Online Code Analysis Framework (MSOCAF). This application can be leveraged by customers, ISVs, and vendors to validate and submit custom solutions.
I previously posted about the effectiveness of defragmenting guest machines (SharePoint servers) in virtualized environments here:
SharePoint on Virtual Machines – Is Disk Defragmenting necessary for Performance?
Microsoft has introduced DiscoverSharePoint.com, a new site geared towards driving SharePoint Adoption. This site is a great resource for helping end-users understand SharePoint and what’s in it for them. The site offers a use case catalog, how to guides and videos, and an adoption guide with recommendations on how to drive organic adoption of SharePoint based on research, learnings from customers, Yammer Customer Success Managers, field, and partners.