SharePoint Daily for October 22, 2008

Top News Stories
Innovative-e, Inc. Managing Partner Publishes SharePoint Book to Help Companies Organize and Manage Complex Projects (MarketWatch)
Innovative-e, Inc. managing partner, Dux Raymond Sy, is helping companies across the globe increase productivity with a new SharePoint handbook, published by O'Reilly Media. "SharePoint for Project Management: How to Create a Project Management Information System (PMIS) with SharePoint" is a hands-on, non-technical guide that demonstrates how companies can manage complex projects more efficiently using SharePoint, a popular collaboration Microsoft software. According to the Info-Tech Research Group, adoption statistics indicated that 34 percent of companies in North America would deploy SharePoint or an equivalent tool by the end of 2007, with estimates of another 25 percent by 2008 and 19 percent between 2009 and 2011.

IBM to Roll out $8-per-month Hosted Lotus Wednesday (PCWorld))
IBM on Wednesday will roll out its first hosted Lotus Notes service for as low as US$8 a month, per user, as part of the company's effort to compete with Microsoft's hosted Exchange messaging service, an IBM spokesman said Tuesday.

CMIS: Boom Or Bust? (ZDNet)
Some of you may have heard about the joint announcement from EMC, IBM, and Microsoft about the creation of Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS). The purpose of this proposed new standard? To create a vendor-agnostic way of accessing the data in content management systems from multiple vendors. In other words: Remember when SQL became a standard for accessing databases? This is the content management system equivalent.

Will Microblogging at Work Make You More Productive? (The new York Times)
On Tuesday, The Times published an article I wrote about Twitter and Yammer, two microblogging services that let users blast short messages to a group of virtual followers. Twitter has gotten a lot of buzz since it was created in 2006. Yammer is new on the scene, just six weeks old, with a different goal: to be Twitter for businesses.

The Key Elements to Managing Projects the Virtual Way (ITWorld)
It is not enough to manage projects virtually, but to properly apply e-project management processes that result in less development time but with improved quality. This is about value and not just cutting costs, after all.

Social Net-Hacking (RedmondMag)
Yesterday, we told you about a hacker attack disguised as a Microsoft security alert. Another new threat consists of bogus social networking links that are simply a direct road to malware, at least according to a report from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center.

Vista SP2 Beta Due Soon (TechWorld)
Microsoft is to begin beta testing the next service pack update for Windows Vista within weeks, according to a techie website. Testers have received invitations to beta test Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2), reported Neowin. Betas are expected to be released to invited testers, but not to the general public, in approximately four weeks, said Neowin.

Microsoft Office 14 to Get an Airing at PDC (
Windows 7 and Windows Cloud may be the stars of Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference (PDC), but the next version of Office has also landed a role in the production. Office 14, as the product is code-named, will be discussed at next week's event, with attendees likely to get a peek at a couple of its features, according to sources.

Global Anti-Piracy Day Virtual Pressroom (Microsoft)
Welcome to the Microsoft Global Anti-Piracy Day virtual pressroom. Global Anti-Piracy Day, Oct. 21, 2008, is a simultaneous launch of education initiatives and enforcement actions in 48 countries on five continents to combat the sophisticated, illegal trade of pirated and counterfeit software.


Around the Blogosphere
Top SharePoint Storage Resources (SharePoint Joel's SharePoint Land)
@travelingdarren "@joeloleson Can you point me to any documentation on suggested server HD capacity for a new SharePoint deployment for my SysAdmin?"

Social Media Presentations Sponsored by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (A Matter Of Degree)
This morning I attended a session entitled "Social Media: Intranets 2.0 - Internal Social Networks Catch Fire" sponsored by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.  The speakers were Joan DiMicco, Research Scientist, Center for Social Software at IBM Research, and Donna Cuomo, PhD, Chief Information Architect at The MITRE Corporation.  It was inspiring to see what these forward-thinking organizations are doing with social media in the enterprise, and some common themes emerged:

Things to Consider for SharePoint Performance (Arpan Shah's Blog)
SharePoint performance is a function of a number of factors. Some are obvious, some are less obvious, some are easy to address & others are more difficult. One good place to learn more about performance & capacity planning is the resource center.

Trying Again and Seeing Why It's Easier in Windows 2008 to Make Mistakes (Mike Walsh's WSS and more)
I've re-done the entire installation that leads to WSS 3.0 (using the Windows Internal Database) on Windows Server 2008 and now I think I know why it is more difficult to get things right than it was on Windows Server 2003.

The World of Office Business Applications (OBA’s) - Part 1 (SharePoint Magazine)
Welcome to my seven-part series about Office Business Applications (OBAs). In these articles I want to show you the world of OBAs, which is my favorite topic I’ve ever worked with. I’m going to do this by introducing you through the whole process, and I’ll build up a demo for you with lots of examples.


Around Bamboo Nation
SharePoint Document Library Advanced Settings (SharePoint Blank)
As I was preparing Friday's entry on allowing multiple content types in a document library, I realized that not only did I need to cover how to create new content types, but that there was also a whole passel of other blog-worthy Document Library Advanced Settings that merited a closer look.  Without further ado, let's go ahead and take that closer look, shall we?


SharePoint Events
October 22, Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland SharePoint User Group
October 22, Melbourne, Australia, Microsoft Office System Special Interest Group
October 22, Roanoke, Virginia, Roanoke Valley SharePoint Users Group
October 22, Toronto, Ontario, Toronto SharePoint User Group
October 23, Phoenix, Arizona, Arizona SharePoint Professionals Group
October 23, Richmond, Virginia, Richmond SharePoint User Group
October 25-26, Los Angeles, California, SoCal Code Camp
October 25, Orlando, Florida, MOSSmosis Orlando
October 25, Puget Sound, Washington, Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group
October 25, Puget Sound, Washington, Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group: SharePoint Sprint
October 27-30, Los Angeles, California, Microsoft Professional Developers Conference
October 28, Christchurch, New Zealand, Christchurch SharePoint User Group
October 28, Franklin, Tennessee, Nashville SharePoint Users Group
October 28, San Antonio, Texas, San Antonio SharePoint User Group

November 3-7 and 10-14, Barcelona, Spain, Microsoft TechEd
November 4, Grand Rapids, Michigan, West Michigan SharePoint User Group
November 5, Chicago, Illinois, The Chicago Microsoft SharePoint Business Strategies Group November Meetup
November 5, New York, New York, SharePoint User Group: New York City
November 6, Kansas City, Kansas, Office Developer User Group of Kansas City
November 10-13, Las Vegas, Nevada, SharePoint Connections Conference
November 11, St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis Sharepoint Users Group
November 12, Bloomington, Minnesota, Minnesota SharePoint User Group
November 12, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Colorado Springs SharePoint User Group
November 13, Atlanta, Georgia, MOSSmosis Atlanta
November 13, Puget Sound, Washington, Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group
November 13, Reston, Virginia, SharePoint User Group of the District of Columbia
November 13, San Francisco, California, San Fransico SharePoint Users Group
November 19, Iselin, New Jersey, NJ SharePoint User Group
November 20, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Bay of Plenty User Group
November 20, Columbus, Ohio, Central Ohio SharePoint User Group
November 20, Jacksonville, Florida, Jacksonville Office Geeks
November 20, Louisville, Kentucky, Kentucky Sharepoint Users Group
November 20, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Hampton Roads SQL Server and SharePoint User Group

January 27-29, San Francisco, California, SPTechCon

February 2-4, San Diego, California, SharePoint Best Practices Conference

* Please contact Chris Dooley ( to include your event in our listing.


Microsoft Updates
Working with SharePoint Lists, Part 1 (Windows SharePoint Services)
The first part of this two-part tutorial guides you through the process of adding a list to your Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services site and then customizing it to include the columns of information that you want. In part 2, you'll also learn about using sorting, filters, and views to display the information just the way you want.

Change a Content Type for a List or Library (Windows SharePoint Services)
Any changes that you make to a content type (content type: A reusable group of settings for a category of content. Use content types to manage the metadata, templates, and behaviors of items and documents consistently. Content types are defined at the site level and used on lists and libraries.) for a list or library apply only to the instance of that content type that has been added to the list or library. The parent site content type from which the content type was created is not updated with the changes.

Working With SharePoint Lists, Part 2 (Windows SharePoint Services)
This tutorial teaches you how to view information in lists based on Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. It is the second of a two-part tutorial. In the first part, Working with SharePoint lists, Part 1, you learned the basic steps of creating a list, adding columns, and adding new list items. You should complete Part 1 before you take this tutorial.


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