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Microsoft Taps Schools to Test Exchange 14 (Redmond Channel Partner)
Microsoft has begun ramping up the dialog about its upcoming Exchange 14 mail server solution, which is slated to become the successor to Exchange Server 2007. Exchange 14, also known as "E14," isn't available as a commercial product yet. Instead, Microsoft has been testing it under its Live@edu educational initiative and Technology Adopter Program.
Office 14 Beta Starts, Sort Of (Windows IT Pro)
Microsoft has begun a very limited test of the server-based parts of its Microsoft Office "14" product wave, kicking off what's expected to be about a year of pre-release milestones. What's not being tested, right now at least, is the best-selling Office productivity suite. Instead, Microsoft is focusing first on the Office server products and the previously announced Office Web Applications.
Modesto Schools Redesign Web Site (ModBee)
Modesto City Schools unveiled a new Web site Monday, offering easier navigation and more updated information for students, parents and staff. The site currently gets about 1,000 visitors a day. When surveyed, employees said the site did not have up-to-date information and needed to be easier to use.
Google Accelerates Drive to Sell More Software (Fox News)
Google Inc. is offering financial incentives to expand the sales network for the software it sells to businesses while restricting the use of a free alternative in its quest to make money on something besides Internet advertising. Under a new program to be unveiled Wednesday, Google will sell a package of e-mail, word processing and other office applications to third-party software resellers at a 20 percent discount in the United States. It will be up to the participating merchants whether the savings are passed along to their corporate customers, said Dave Girouard, who runs Google's business software division.
Windows 7: Change You Can Believe In? (Redmond Channel Partner)
Aside from ragging on the European Union once in a while and maybe throwing the odd Commie joke at the more extreme elements of the open source movement, we try to stay apolitical here at RCPU. So, as you read this post, keep in mind that we're not making value judgments about our leaders, outgoing or incoming. But we are saying this: By pretty much any objective measure, Barack Obama is more popular than George W. Bush right now. There's a definite buzz around the president-elect, and we think it's fair to say that not too many folks are shedding tears about W's departure.
The Best 30 Features of Windows 7 (PC Pro)
We've taken our first serious look at Windows 7 and found 30 reasons why you should be keen to get your hands on vista's successor, too. After the disappointment - perceived or otherwise - of Windows Vista, many are pinning their hopes on a revival with Windows 7. And from our first impressions of the pre-beta code, that's exactly what they can expect.
Windows 7 Beta Destroys MP3 Files (InformationWeek)
Microsoft is warning users of the trial version of Windows 7 that the operating system could corrupt their MP3 music files unless they install a new patch designed to fix the problem. "An update is available for Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player in Windows 7 Beta," Microsoft notes in a support document posted to its Web site. "The update addresses some issues with Windows Media Center playback, recording, and MP3 file support in Windows," the company states.
IE8 Beta in Windows 7 Beta Is Touch Enabled (Softpedia)
Just as it was the case with Internet Explorer 7, IE8 will come in a variety of releases, each tailored to specific Windows versions, plus the variants that will be shipped as default components of the next iterations of the Windows client and server operating systems. In this context, both Windows 7 and Windows 7 Server will come to the table with Internet Explorer 8. The two platforms in public Beta stage already feature Internet Explorer 8 Beta, which, according to Microsoft, is basically IE8 Beta 2, which is already available for previous releases of Windows, plus fixes and additional features specific to Win 7. For example, in Windows 7 Beta, IE8 Beta is now touch enabled.
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2: Shaky Debut, Undocumented Issues (ChannelWeb)
Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer 8, which is now in its second beta version and closely tied to Windows 7, is showing so many bugs that it causes even some of the company's own browser-based software to crash. From online tax software to third-party security applications, these combinations with IE 8 beta 2 produce so many maddening, time-consuming glitches that for most people it may not even be worth it to try at this stage. The Test Center examined two bugs documented by Microsoft itself, as well as bugs the company has not yet disclosed, and found IE 8 in its present form needs much more work before final release.
Around the Blogosphere
Electronic Signatures in SharePoint (Collaboration, Technology, and New York)
This is a frequently asked question I get a lot about SharePoint. So here are some questions and answers: Q. What are Electronic Signatures? Electronic signatures take the concept of traditional paper-based signing and turn it into an electronic "fingerprint." Of an individual.
10 Development-related Things I’d Love to See in SharePoint vNext (Waldek Mastykarz)
In my previous post I’ve shared with you 5 experience-related things I’d love to see in SharePoint vNext. Now it’s time for Part #2: Development – the things I deal with every day.
How to Display SharePoint Blog Post Archives (EndUser SharePoint)
Most blog engines allow you to display a list of blog posts grouped by month. Unfortunately out of the box SharePoint blog sites do not give you that ability. Here is a simple solution on how to overcome that limitation. Please note that it only works with the default SharePoint Blog site template.
SharePoint Resources For Architecture, Security, Design, Development, And More (Michael Gannotti on SharePoint +)
Yesterday as part of a client onsite engagement I was asked to provide links to a number of SharePoint resources covering the following areas:
Automatically Switching Views When Opening A SharePoint Folder (EndUser SharePoint)
‘BobW’ from our “Stump The Panel” forums asked, “Is there a way to automatically change from View A to View B when a user opens a SharePoint folder?” Normally, I’d say “Unfortunately, the answer is No” since folders are part of the list and will always use whatever Views have been setup for the list itself (no separation in “Default” view between folders - they all will use the same), but after reading this question, I decided to take on the problem to see what (if anything) could be done to get around this.
Around Bamboo Nation
Uploading Images to a SharePoint Picture Library (SharePoint Blank)
When we left off in yesterday's post on how to create a SharePoint picture library, I'd successfully created a new picture library within my My Site. Since the newly created library was (naturally) empty of contents by default, it's now time to begin stocking the "shelves" in my library by importing some pictures.
Watch This: Customize a Site (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS))
In this demo I show how to easily customize a site, right from the browser, so that users know where they are at just a glance. The scenario is based on the Adventure Works Marketing team which likes their new site, but wants to make it distinct from other sites within the company.
Watch This: Work With Documents Offline in Outlook (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS))
In this demo, I show how you can connect to a library on a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 site, browse, edit, and even search the files, all from within Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. Using Outlook 2007 is one way that you can work offline with documents from a SharePoint site. You can also work with files using other programs such as Microsoft Office Word 2007 when you check the files out of a library.
Watch This: Manage Access to Documents on My Site (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS))
In this demo, I show how to manage access to documents on a My Site The scenario is based on a Human Resources Specialist, who is considering applying for another job at Adventure Works. He has created a resume and wants to store a copy on his My Site for his personal use.
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January 20, Online, The Fundamentals of SharePoint Dashboards in WSS
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January 21, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
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January 21, Iselin, New Jersey, NJ SharePoint User Group
January 21, New York, New York, 2009 IMAGINE Event -- SharePoint in the Real World
January 21, San Diego California, Southern California SharePoint User Group Meeting
January 27, Christchurch, New Zealand, Christchurch SharePoint User Group
January 27-29, San Francisco, California, SPTechCon
January 28, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
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Jan 15 2009, 08:36 AM
As Marketing Lead for Bamboo Solutions, Chris Dooley is responsible for overseeing all marketing efforts made towards identifying, creating, and evaluating strategies to promote the services and products offered by the company. He brings more than eight years of marketing experience to his position, with a strong focus on social media marketing stemming from his time of employment with America Online prior to Bamboo Solutions. During his time with AOL as a Senior Program Manager, Chris was responsible for creating the advertising processes for AOL Messaging and Social Media and co- founded AOL’s ComicsAlliance. In his role as Marketing Lead for Bamboo Solutions, he continues to carry out his extensive knowledge of social media marketing by establishing the need for the company’s products and services worldwide through emphasizing and initiating global marketing efforts. Chris studied Programming at Georgia Perimeter College.