SharePoint Daily for August 4, 2008

Top News Stories
Firm Builds a Social Network with SharePoint, NewsGator RSS (Network World)
When Jason Harrison joined global communications firm Universal McCann as its CIO in 2006, he was asked by the company's executives to find a way to better connect the 3,000 employees spread out across more than 60 locations around the world. The usual tools, mainly email and telephone, hadn't yielded the results the company wanted in terms of building a common company culture.

Microsoft Is Looking Cloudward (
Ideally, the cloud versus on-premises debate should fade away. Can Microsoft's Exchange Online strategy fulfill cloud computing's platform-agnostic promise?

Ongoing Confusion in the Land of MS Search Technology (CMS Watch)
The SharePoint IT Pro Documentation Team recently published a blog post on the various Microsoft "enterprise" search technologies. The post did a nice job of clarifying the role of each of Microsoft's various search tools, save FAST (but more on that in a bit). Even the post's author, Kathy Narvaez, admits she has trouble distinguishing the various "...flavors of Microsoft enterprise search;" hence the blog post.

Microsoft's Plans for Post-Windows OS Revealed (SD Times)
Microsoft is incubating a componentized non-Windows operating system known as Midori, which is being architected from the ground up to tackle challenges that Redmond has determined cannot be met by simply evolving its existing technology. SD Times has viewed internal Microsoft documents that outline Midori’s proposed design, which is Internet-centric and predicated on the prevalence of connected systems.

As Data Center Needs Grow, Microsoft Plows Into Iowa (InformationWeek)
The corn grows taller in iowa--and the data centers, too. Google is investing $600 million in an under-construction data center in Council Bluffs that's slated to go into operation next year. Now, Microsoft plans to build its own data center 130 miles to the east, in Des Moines.

Microsoft Completes $1.2 Billion Acquisition Of Fast Search & Transfer (Middle East Events)
Microsoft Corp. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Fast Search & Transfer, a leading provider of enterprise search solutions. In January, Microsoft announced its $1.2 billion offer for Norway-based enterprise search company, Fast Search.

Microsoft Prepares to Take Office Online (ZDNet)
In another clear sign that Microsoft sees the threat posed by its traditional business moving online, the company is readying a rival to Google's Docs & Spreadsheets.

Integrating IBM Lotus Connections with Microsoft Technologies (IBM)
IBM Lotus Connections, the first Web 2.0-driven product delivered by Lotus, provides for great integration flexibility. Designed to be extended, embedded, and mashed up, Lotus Connections can be integrated with Microsoft products, such as Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Live Communications Server. This article is written for application developers with a good understanding of HTML development and some knowledge of J2EE and Microsoft .NET applications.


Around the Blogosphere
How To: Add Post to Facebook, Delicious, and Digg (Michael Gannotti on SharePoint +)
Okay after some more hunting and pecking I have what appears to work using the same premise on having a text file where paste it in the code view at the end of my Blog Post, replacing the URLs. Only in this case it sets it up for Facebook, Delicious, and noe Digg as well with the added benefit of having the little icons. You can see the code I used below (if you want to experiment with it you can use the URLs to the images to grab them) and then see how it appears when actually used.

Taxonomy Anyone? (Liam Cleary)
Probably like most of you out there who work with SharePoint in some form, you will have no doubt come across a wonderful word, "Taxonomy". If you have worked with any document or records management application no matter of the vendor then you will have defiantly heard of this. So what does it mean? What is Taxonomy? How does it relate to SharePoint?

Get to the (Share) Point! (Muhanad Omar)
I mentioned this blog when it first launched, and I'm mentioning it again here just because it's that damn good! If you haven't already added this blog to your favorites, do it now!

Designing Scalable Architecture - Size Does Matter, And So Does Behavior (
In discussions with my enterprise customers, I notice there are a few broad, recurring themes running through the minds of organizations these days, specific to SharePoint.  One of our most common discussion topics concerns the architecture and flexibility SP deployments must have in order to adjust, grow, and scale in response to changing demands.  The big question seems to be:  How do we create the conditions for SharePoint to grow efficiently?  Then the next logical questions are:  What are the key concerns when it comes to scalability, and what information do we need to develop a smart scalability plan?

Toby Richards: Community and MVP Program Roadmap (Channel9)
Toby Richards, General Manager for Community Support Services and the MVP Program at Microsoft, is interviewed by Ken Levy discussing the current state of the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professionals) community and the roadmap for the MVP program and MVP summit.


Press Releases
Former Microsoft Executive Jesse Bornfreund Joins Unify to Manage Composer Strategic Alliances (Business Wire)
Unify Corp., a global provider of application modernization software, today announced the appointment of Mr. Jesse Bornfreund to the new position of director of strategic alliances. Mr. Bornfreund will play a key role in growing Unify’s Composer business by building and sustaining partnerships with global system integrator and reseller partners as well as be responsible for creating visibility for Composer throughout the Microsoft field sales community.


SharePoint Events
August 5, Chicago, Illinois, The Chicago Microsoft SharePoint Business Strategies Group August Meetup
August 6, New York, NY, NYC SharePoint User Group
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
By default, the No Versioning check box is not selected in the Document Version History section in SharePoint Server 2007 (KBAlertz)
You create a list by using the report library template in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. By default, the No Versioning check box is not selected in the Document Version History section.

Event ID 5326 and Event ID 4958 are logged in the Application log when you run a full content deployment job in SharePoint Server 2007 (KBAlertz)
When you run a full content deployment job to deploy content from a source site to a destination site in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, the following error messages are logged in the Application log:


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