SharePoint Daily for September 9, 2008

Top News Stories
Interview: Microsoft Leads in Localisation (TradeArabia)
Localisation or Arabisation of software and interfaces is key to the spread of information technology in the region and software giant Microsoft is playing a major role in this in the Arab World.

Troubleshooting a Slow-Running Windows Server 2008 (WindowsITPro)
We are in the middle of a major upgrade project for a new client. The client has two VMware ESX host servers running a variety of virtual server guests, including two domain controllers (DCs), File Server, Exchange Server 2007, SQL Server 2005, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and Terminal Server. All servers are running Windows Server 2008 as the base OS with a mix of x86 and x64. All the servers were prepped for an initial Exchange cut over last Friday. Earlier in the week, on Tuesday, we completed training on Exchange and SharePoint for the client and the servers ran flawlessly.

Achieving Effective Enterprise 2.0 (National Computing Centre)
There is a lot of interest at the present time in the role that Enterprise 2.0 web applications can play in enhancing business performance. A recent global survey by McKinsey indicated that after an initial period of promise and trial, companies are now coming to understand the difficulties of realising some of the benefits of Enterprise 2.0 technologies. Only 21 per cent of the survey respondents said that they were satisfied overall with their Enterprise 2.0 initiatives, with 22 per cent voicing clear dissatisfaction. More than half the respondents have not yet been able to make up their mind one way or another.

Handling IT for Care (Network Computing)
India’s most aggressive hospital chain is making technology its bedrock of success. With a network of 22 hospitals and more than 2,500 beds, Fortis Healthcare is one of India’s leading chains of private hospitals. In July, the company reported its first time net profit of Rs 94 lakh for the quarter ended June 30, 2008.

Parsing The Cloud (Forbes)
Cloud computing is a rich vein of semantic ore for the JargonSpy because so much that is said about the cloud makes it all seem so simple. Most of the time, the story goes like this: We have an application like Salesforce.com or Google Apps, or an application programming interface to a service like Amazon.com's EC2 or S3, and we ask it to do stuff for us. Then, out there in the cloud, it all happens. We don't have to worry about what happens in the cloud, and we do not really care where it is, who else has their stuff there or how it all works.

Chrome: Google's Windows Killer (PCWorld)
There's big news in Google's recent release of Chrome and it's a perspective you might not have considered. Google may be pitching Chrome as a super-duper browser, but it's really showing off its shiny, new operating system. Remember, each of Chrome's tabs is a separate window--and while you might see each window displaying a Web page, Google's thinking about applications.

 

Around the Blogosphere
SharePoint Conference - Building a SharePoint Designer Mashup (Part Deux) (Microsoft SharePoint Designer Team Blog)
Hi everyone.  For those of you who have been waiting on Part 2 of this blog, I am truly sorry.  A valuable lesson that I've learned is - Don't break a blog article into multiple parts :)  With that said, let's get right to it. For those of you who need a refresher on Part 1 (and who can blame you), please go here.

Silverlight Install Experience Too Hard? (Method ~ of ~ failed)
Man, I feel like I’m constantly on this soapbox about creating a good non-installed experience. I’m recently sparked again by reading a recent post from Pascal Leloup entitled “Silverlight – It’s too damn complicated to setup.” These are the times that I wish I could sit next to every developer at the moment they experience this frustration.

Applications, Coming Soon to a Mesh Near You (i started something)
If you think Live Mesh is just about syncing some TPS reports across a couple of computers and maybe a mobile phone or two then you’re a very narrow-minded person.

Consolidated Mobile Social Computing At Last? Xumii (Michael Gannotti on SharePoint +)
Now this is a service/utility I am very interested in seeing (and quite frankly I am surprised I haven seen tackled by someone like Microsoft already). The write-up and promise if Xumii is that it is a service and mobile interface that brings all your disparate social networking services together in a sort of one stop shopping for the mobile format.

 

Around Bamboo Nation
Best Practices for your SharePoint Document Library: Require Check Out (SharePoint Blank)
Today's best practices recommendation, brought to you by Mindsharp via the Power End User course I attended last month, has to do with why you should require check out in your document libraries, and how to go about doing so.

Use Case: Creating a Simple SharePoint Dashboard with Google Analytics (The Bamboo Team Blog)
One of my primary duties at Bamboo is to monitor traffic across our Web sites.  I use a couple of different services for monitoring traffic, including Hitslink and Google Analytics.  I like Google Analytics a lot.  The user interface is intuitive, and Google does a good job of making the most important metrics easy to find.  I also find Google Analytics performs better than other services, providing virtually instantaneous results to most queries.

This Week in Bamboo (Aug 31st - Sep 6th) (The Bamboo Team Blog)
For this past week we released the following patches:

 

SharePoint Events
September 8-9, Stockholm, Sweden, SharePoint & Exchange Forum
September 9, Chicago Illinois, The Chicago Microsoft SharePoint Business Strategies Group September Meetup
September 9, Wayne, Pennsylvania, Philly Office Geeks
September 9, St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis SharePoint User Group
September 10, Bloomington, Minnesota, Minnesota SharePoint User Group
September 10, Brisbane, Australia, BSPUG Lunch Time Event
September 11, San Francisco, California, San Francisco SharePoint Users Group
September 11, Bellevue, WA, Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group
September 11, Reston, Virginia, SharePoint User Group of Washington, DC
September 11, Brookfield, Wisconsin, SharePoint: What Can I Do With It?
September 12, Brisbane, Australia, Brisbane SharePoint Usergroup
September 15-17, Washington, DC (McLean, Virginia), Best Practices SharePoint Conference
September 16, Irving, Texas, DFW SharePoint Server Community
September 16, Sydney, Australia, Sydney SharePoint User Group
September 17, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Bay of Plenty User Group
September 17, Iselin, New Jersey, NJ SharePoint User Group
September 17, San Diego, California, Southern California SharePoint User Group
September 18, Columbus, Ohio, Central Ohio SharePoint User Group
September 18, Jacksonville, Florida, Jacksonville Office Geeks
September 18, Louisville, Kentucky, Kentucky Sharepoint Users Group
September 20, Baltimore Maryland, Baltimore SharePoint Usersgroup
September 20-21, Waltham, Massachusetts, New England Code Camp 10
September 23, Franklin, Tennessee, Nashville SharePoint Users Group
September 24, Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland SharePoint User Group
September 24, Melbourne, Australia, Microsoft Office System Special Interest Group
September 24, Roanoke, Virginia, Roanoke Valley SharePoint Users Group
September 25, Phoenix, Arizona, Arizona SharePoint Professionals Group
September 30, Christchurch, New Zealand, Christchurch SharePoint User Group

October 2, Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas City Office Geeks
October 7, Grand Rapids, Michigan, West Michigan SharePoint User Group
October 8, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Colorado Springs SharePoint User Group
October 9-10, Tulsa Oklahoma, Tulsa TechFest
October 21, Tampa, Florida, Tampa Office Geeks Association
October 25-26, Los Angeles, California, SoCal Code Camp
October 25, Orlando, Florida, MOSSmosis Orlando
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
November 13, Atlanta, Georgia, MOSSmosis Atlanta

January 26-28, San Francisco, California, SPTechCon

* Please contact Chris Dooley (chris.dooley@bamboosolutions.com) to include your event in our listing.

 

Microsoft Updates
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package: August 7, 2008 (KB Alertz)
This article describes the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 issues that are fixed in the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package that is dated August 7, 2008.

Error message when you edit an .aspx Web page in SharePoint Server 2007: "Value does not fall within the expected range" (KBAlertz)
When you edit an .aspx Web page in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, you receive the following error message: Value does not fall within the expected range.

 

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