SharePoint Daily for July 29, 2008

Top News Stories
Peering Into Microsoft's Cloud (Read Write Web)
On July 24th, Microsoft held their annual Financial Analyst Meeting (FAM), an event where many of Microsoft's top executives come together to talk about the company's progress and achievements. At this year's meeting, Microsoft Chief Software Architect, Ray Ozzie hinted at Microsoft's cloud initiatives, a part of their Software + Services (S+S) strategy. While Ozzie did not reveal either codenames or ship dates during his speech, there is still some information we can piece together to help determine what Microsoft's cloud will look like.

Microsoft in Transition (Redmond Channel Partner Online)
These are turbulent times for the software giant. The company is grappling with upheaval in the industry, in its leadership and in the way it deals with its partners. But one thing hasn't changed: Redmond and the channel still need each other to succeed.

Microsoft Unveils Free Software Tools for Scholarly Communication (IT News Online)
Microsoft Research has outlined its vision for how Microsoft Corp. and academics can collaborate on research projects to develop technological breakthroughs that will define computing and scientific research in the years ahead. Tony Hey, corporate vice president of Microsoft's External Research Division, emphasized the role his group plays not only in supporting specific collaborative research projects, but also in improving the process of research and its role in the innovation ecosystem, including developing and supporting efforts in open access, open tools, open technology and interoperability.

Sailing into Software Plus Services (Redmond Channel Partner Online)
Mitchell Cannady, president and CEO of Spinnaker Network Solutions, knew that selling Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online would change his company's course. He just had no idea how fast that would happen.

Canadian Tire Gets Rolling With SharePoint (itWorldCanada)
Canadian Tire is rolling into the Web 2.0 age through their implementation of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, a move that will drastically reduce their paper use and boost collaboration productivity.


Around the Blogosphere
What is SharePoint? (
Were you at the mall last weekend? Did anybody stopped you and asked: "Hey, can you tell me what SharePoint is?" Really? you haven't experienced this? Get ready, you and I know that it's just a matter of time =) So, what is SharePoint? I'm sure you've asked that before and you get a different answer everytime you ask:

Thinking SharePoint Part 4 - Lessons from Kung Fu Panda (Clever Workarounds)
Greetings, my cleverworkarounds kung-fu students. Paul here again to talk once more about Zen and the art of SharePoint. Now I don’t want to appear all arrogant and pretentious, but for this post you can all call me "sifu" :-). I don’t deserve the title in the slightest but since I am writing it you are all forced to live in my fantasy world for a while :-).

Increasing Your Odds Of Getting Your Question Answered (Microsoft SharePoint Designer Team Blog)
SharePoint Designer has quite a few online resources that provide you with ways of getting answers to questions, solutions to problems and to share community expertise. While there exist multiple resources which deliver on this (community forums, newsgroups, chat service, ReachOut and KB articles), blogging is a great and easy way of accessing information. For this post I’d like to focus on helping you increase your odds of getting your question answered via a blog.

Behold! Silverlight Streaming! (John F. Holliday)
Ok, I’m being melodramatic.  But if you do any kind of rich media publishing on the web and you thought the Flash FLV format was your only option – think again.  Microsoft has upped the ante quite a bit with their new free Silverlight Streaming service which is now part of Windows Live.

Finding The Needle In Your SharePoint Haystack With A Well Designed Taxonomy (Real SharePoint)
One of the main reasons why people use SharePoint is to find information - information stored in document libraries, lists, or other sources linked from SharePoint. In fact, because the majority of an organization's information is unstructured data, SharePoint provides a great way to allow employees, partners, and customers to access all the disparate assets across an enterprise.


Press Releases
KnowledgeLake, Inc. Launches Certification Program for Image Capture Devices (Business Wire)
KnowledgeLake, Inc., the leading provider of document imaging and capture software for Microsoft SharePoint™ Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, today announced the launch of its Image Capture Device Certification (ICDC) program. The program offers testing and quality assurance for image capture tools ranging from scanners to all-in-one and multifunctional devices.


SharePoint Events
August 5, Chicago, Illinois, The Chicago Microsoft SharePoint Business Strategies Group August Meetup
August 7, Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas City Office Geeks
August 7, Washington, DC, Federal & Military SharePoint Users Group of Washington D.C.
August 7, Arlington, VA, The SharePoint Users Group
August 13, Jordan, Jordan SharePoint User Group
August 14, Bellevue, WA, Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group
August 19, Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas, DFW SharePoint community
August 20, Iselin, New Jersey, NJ SharePoint User Group
August 21, Columbus, Ohio, COSPUG Meeting
August 21, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Bay of Plenty User Group
August 21, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore SharePoint Users Group
August 25-29, Sydney, Australia, SharePoint August Training Summit
August 26, Tampa, Florida, Tampa Office Geeks Association
August 27, Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland SharePoint User Group
August 27, Melbourne, Australia, MOSSIG

September 4, Washington, DC, Federal & Military SharePoint Users Group of Washington D.C.
September 15-17, Washington, DC (McLean, Virginia), Best Practices SharePoint Conference
September 20/21, Waltham, Massachusetts, New England Code Camp 10

October 27-30, Los Angeles, California, Microsoft Professional Developers Conference

November 3-7 and 10-14, Barcelona, Spain, Microsoft TechEd
November 10-13, Las Vegas, Nevada, SharePoint Connections Conference

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Microsoft Knowledge Base
You receive alerts for every file that is uploaded to a document library in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or in SharePoint Server 2007, although you set up alerts by using a filter for the custom view (KBAlertz)
Although you set up alerts by using a filter for the custom view on a SharePoint document library in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, you receive alerts for every file that is uploaded to the document library. You expect to receive alerts for only the files that match the filter criteria.

You cannot change the master page that is associated with a specific page layout in SharePoint Designer 2007 (KBAlertz)
In Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007, you try to change the master page that is associated with a specific page layout. To do this, you try to click Master Page on the Format menu. However, the commands on the Format menu are unavailable. Therefore, you cannot change the master page that is associated with a specific page layout.


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Posted Jul 29 2008, 10:00 AM by Chris Dooley | Edit this post

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